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Nanotech 2008 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2008 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2008: Materials, Fabrication, Particles, and Characterization - Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1
Chapter 4: Nanofabrication & Direct-Write Nanolithography

DNA-guided Assembly of Organized Nano-Architectures

Authors:O. Gang, M.M. Maye, D. Nykypanchuk, H. Xiong, D. van der Lelie
Affilation:Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
Pages:571 - 573
Keywords:self-assembly, DNA, nanoparticles, nanostructure
Abstract:Incorporation of DNA into nano-object design provides a unique opportunity to establish highly selective and reversible interactions between the components of nanosystems. Assembly approaches based on the nano-object’s addressability promise powerful routes for creation of rationally designed nano-systems. Our progress in controlling the formation of well defined nano-architectures will be reviewed. By tailoring the design of DNA shell we have demonstrated an ability to control an assembly kinetics, clustering, and phase formation of DNA-capped nanoparticles on surfaces and in bulk. For example, we recently discovered formation 3D assemblies with crystalline long-range order in two-component nanoparticle systems that opens new horizons for building a broad range of metamaterials. The DNA design, assembly schemes and thermodynamic pathway leading the formation of organized nanostrctures will be discussed
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