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Dr Craig Robertson



    Multifunctional Heterocyclic Materials

    We are interested in the development of both open and closed shell heterocyclic compounds for the purpose of magnetism, conductivity ( bulk material or single molecule), photochromism and/or gas sorption. We use organic and inorganic synthetic techniques to generate these materials.

    Advanced X-ray Crystallography

    We study our target compounds using advanced crystallographic techniques via in-house and synchrotron sources. These include structure by powder methods, or by obtaining single crystal data on our materials upon the application of high pressure, at ultra-low temperatures or when irradiated with light. Also of interest are crystal structures of room temperature liquids and the physical properties of “soft” materials via SAXS techniques.

    Research Group Membership