Research in the Cronin Group is motivated by the fascination for complex chemical systems, and the desire to construct complex functional molecular architectures that are not based on biologically derived building blocks.
An article on vice.com has been published describing recent Cronin Group work in generating random numbers through crystallisation. In this work, Prof Cronin and his group designed a crystallisation robot, with a webcam to observe the crystallisation process. The resulting observations were then used to generate random numbers, which proved to be more effective than pseudo random numbers when used to encrypt strings.
The research was published in Matter, and is available open access on the publication website.
Prof Leroy (Lee) Cronin
Regius Chair of Chemistry
School of Chemistry
Joseph Black Building
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tel: +44 141 330 6650
471. Formalising the pathways of life to using assembly spaces
470. Engineering Highly Reduced Molybdenum Polyoxometalates via the Incorporation of d and f Block Metal Ions
469. Effective Storage of Electrons in Water by the Formation of Highly Reduced Polyoxometalate Clusters
468. A Probabilistic Chemical Programmable Computer
467. Digitizing Chemical Synthesis in 3D Printed Reactionware
466. Hydrogen from water electrolysis
465. Investigating the autocatalytically driven formation of Keggin-based polyoxometalate clusters
464. Exploring the sequence space of unknown oligomers and polymers
463. Exploring the Hidden Constraints that Control the Self-Assembly of Nanomolecular Inorganic Clusters
462. Facile and Reproducible Electrochemical Synthesis of the Giant Polyoxomolybdates