The Rawson Group The University of Windsor
Organic molecules have become increasingly important in the last few decades in the development of high-tech electronics ranging from organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) for flat screen display technology such as TVs. computers and mobile devices. Organics are also used as key components in light-harvesting devices for solar cells and as organic field effect transistors (OFETs) for microelectronics. The emergence of organic molecules as components in next-generation technology arises through the ability to tune their electronic properties at the molecular level as well as the range of low cost fabrication and processing methods available such as drop-coating and spin-coating and inkjet printing from solution. The opportunity to couple high-performance materials with low energy processing methods continues to encompass an ever increasing range of applications. At the same time these methods offer fundamental challenges to the chemist as they aim to optimize materials properties and performance.
We have a series of on-going research interests in the fields of molecular electronics with common themes in free-radical chemistry and organo-sulfur chemistry. These cover both a fundamental understanding of the science through to prototype device fabrication. We collaborate extensively with groups in Europe and Japan through a range of Networks including the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Core-2-core network.for highly Correlated Electron Systems.
"The Rawson Group make designer radicals for materials science."
Organic Magnets and Magnetic Switches
Redox-switchable Fluorescent Materials
Organo-Sulfur Complexes for Dye-Sensitized Cells.