Optimized fabrication and electrical analysis of silver nanowires templated on DNA molecules

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report on the electrical conductivity measurement of silver nanowires templated on native X-bacteriophage and synthetic double-stranded DNA molecules. After an electroless chemical deposition, the metallized DNA wires have a diameter down to 15 nm and are among the thinnest metallic nanowires available to date. Two-terminal I-V measurements demonstrating various conduction behaviors are presented. DNA templated functional nanowires may, in the near future, be targeted to connect at specific locations on larger-scale circuits and represent a potential breakthrough in the self-assembly of nanometer-scale structures for electronics layout. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Park, SH; Prior, MW; LaBean, TH; Finkelstein, G

Published Date

  • July 28, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 89 / 3

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-6951

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.2234282

Citation Source

  • Scopus