A DNA-fuelled molecular machine made of DNA

@article{Yurke2000ADM,
  title={A DNA-fuelled molecular machine made of DNA},
  author={Bernard Yurke and Andrew J. Turberfield and Allen P. Mills and Friedrich C. Simmel and Jennifer Neumann},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={406},
  pages={605-608}
}
Molecular recognition between complementary strands of DNA allows construction on a nanometre length scale. For example, DNA tags may be used to organize the assembly of colloidal particles, and DNA templates can direct the growth of semiconductor nanocrystals and metal wires. As a structural material in its own right, DNA can be used to make ordered static arrays of tiles, linked rings and polyhedra. The construction of active devices is also possible—for example, a nanomechanical switch… Expand
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