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Fielden group

The Fielden group has an established expertise in the synthesis of imido-polyoxometalate derivatives, and has pioneered study of their photonic properties. We are particularly interested in their potentially switchable non-linear optical (NLO) responses, and assembly of imido-polyoxometalate materials into ordered films with bulk NLO responses. These have potential uses in information processing and data storage. In addition to this, we have interests in solar energy conversion and catalysis for sustainable chemistry, based both on POMs and other materials.


Contact Person: John.Fielden@uea.ac.uk

Contact Address: School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

Group website: https://people.uea.ac.uk/john_fielden

Available techniques

Fielden Group: UV-vis, Electrochemistry (including AC techniques, photoelectrochemistry and UV-vis spectroelectrochemistry, EQCM), GC, computation (ADF 2018 on dedicated workstation)
UEA Science Faculty, School of Chemistry and Norwich Research Park: Multinuclear NMR, X-ray diffraction, SEM/STEM, SAXS (coming 2020), steady state and time resolved emission, GC-MS, Isothermal Titration Calorimetry, SPR.
Other UEA groups: EPR (X, Q, pulsed W band), circular dichroism, UV-vis and IR stopped flow kinetics, IR spectroelectrochemistry, ultra-fast time resolved spectroscopy (UV-vis, IR, Raman)


Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 10415-10491
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 17, 18831-18835
Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 10181-10194
Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 5531-5543.