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
Advanced Research Centre (ARC)
Level 5, Digital Chemistry
University of Glasgow
11 Chapel Lane
Glasgow G11 6EW
Tel: +44 141 330 6650
497. An integrated self-optimizing programmable chemical synthesis and reaction engine
496. Autonomous execution of highly reactive chemical transformations in the Schlenkputer
495. Universal chemical programming language for robotic synthesis repeatability
494. Bringing digital synthesis to Mars
493. An Autonomous Electrochemical Discovery Robot that Utilises Probabilistic Algorithms: Probing the Redox Behaviour of Inorganic Materials
492. Reaction Kinetics using a Chemputable Framework for Data Collection and Analysis
491. Assembly theory explains and quantifies selection and evolution
490. Digital design and 3D printing of reactionware for on demand synthesis of high value probes
489. Robotic Modules for the Programmable Chemputation of Molecules and Materials
488. Science opportunities with solar sailing smallsats