How can discrete molecules transport charge/spin more effectively?

Make them have unpaired spin (open-shell electronic configuration)!

Our research has three major goals:

          1) Discover new synthetic strategies and methods for constructing air-stable, open-shell, π-conjugated structures.

          2) Characterize new physical properties related to delocalized, carbon-centered radicals.

          3) Develop organic materials that display unique optical, electronic, and magnetic properties.



  • Gas Chromatograph (Shimadzu GC-2010, autosampler, FID)
  • Solvent Delivery System (Pure Process Technology)
  • analytical balances (3)
  • UV-ozone cleaning system (UVOCS)
  • Spin Coaters (2) (Specialty Coating Systems 6800)
  • Potentiostat (Princeton Applied Research 3000)
  • Semiconductor Characterization System (Keithley 4200, 2 SMUs, 1 CVU)