Connecting the nanodots: programmable nanofabrication of fused metal shapes on DNA templates.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We present a novel method for producing complex metallic nanostructures of programmable design. DNA origami templates, modified to have DNA binding sites with a uniquely coded sequence, were adsorbed onto silicon dioxide substrates. Gold nanoparticles functionalized with the cDNA sequence were then attached. These seed nanoparticles were later enlarged, and even fused, by electroless deposition of silver. Using this method, we constructed a variety of metallic structures, including rings, pairs of bars, and H shapes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pilo-Pais, M; Goldberg, S; Samano, E; Labean, TH; Finkelstein, G

Published Date

  • August 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 3489 - 3492

PubMed ID

  • 21732612

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1530-6992

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1530-6984

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/nl202066c


  • eng