A self-assembly model of time-dependent glue strength


Journal Article

We propose a self-assembly model in which the glue strength between two juxtaposed tiles is a function of the time they have been in neighboring positions. We then present an implementation of our model using strand displacement reactions on DNA tiles. Under our model, we can demonstrate and study catalysis and self-replication in the tile assembly. We then study the tile complexity for assembling shapes in our model and show that a thin rectangle of size k × N can be assembled using O(log N/log log N) types of tiles. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sahu, S; Yin, P; Reif, JH

Published Date

  • July 13, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3892 LNCS /

Start / End Page

  • 290 - 304

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1611-3349

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0302-9743

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/11753681_23

Citation Source

  • Scopus