A DNA-based method for rationally assembling nanoparticles into macroscopic materials

  title={A DNA-based method for rationally assembling nanoparticles into macroscopic materials},
  author={Chad A. Mirkin and Robert L. Letsinger and Robert C. Mucic and James J. Storhoff},
COLLOIDAL particles of metals and semiconductors have potentially useful optical, optoelectronic and material properties1–4 that derive from their small (nanoscopic) size. These properties might lead to applications including chemical sensors, spectro-scopic enhancers, quantum dot and nanostructure fabrication, and microimaging methods2–4. A great deal of control can now be exercised over the chemical composition, size and polydis-persity1,2 of colloidal particles, and many methods have been… Expand
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