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
452. [Fe15]: a frustrated, centred tetrakis hexahedron
451. Robotic Stepwise Synthesis of Hetero-Multinuclear Metal Oxo Clusters as Single-Molecule Magnets
450. Standardization and Control of Grignard Reactions in a Universal Chemical Synthesis Machine using online NMR
449. A robotic prebiotic chemist probes long term reactions of complexifying mixtures
448. Identifying molecules as biosignatures with assembly theory and mass spectrometry
447. A molecular computing approach to solving optimization problems via programmable microdroplet arrays
446. Influence of the Contact Geometry and Counterions on the Current Flow and Charge Transfer in Polyoxometalate Molecular Junctions: A Density Functional Theory Study
445. Elucidating the Paramagnetic Interactions of an Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Radical-Functionalized Mn-Anderson Cluster
444. Automatic Generation of 3D-Printed Reactionware for Chemical Synthesis Digitization using ChemSCAD
443. Optimization of Formulations Using Robotic Experiments Driven by Machine Learning DoE