Opportunities for CHEM 481-484, Summer NSERC/VPR USRA and other research experiences are available in the Leznoff group - come and get involved with a wide range of projects involving coordination polymers! Coordination polymers are multi-dimensional
materials that are held together with metal-ligand bonds, which can be self-assembled – like lego pieces
- from judiciously chosen building blocks, and their structures and properties tuned to target a range of applications. Areas of exploration include colour-changing (vapochromic) sensors for toxic gases; light-emitting materials; materials with unusual thermal expansion or contraction properties; highly birefringent or refractive materials for optical applications; and magnetic complexes. You will get hands-on experience and training with lots of cool characterization equipment, including single-crystal X-ray diffraction, fluorescence, IR/Raman spectroscopy and more, depending on the project. Contact email@example.com or come see me in C9061 for a more detailed research chat!