Construction of highly conductive nanowires on a DNA template

  title={Construction of highly conductive nanowires on a DNA template},
  author={Jan Richter and Michael Mertig and Wolfgang Pompe and Ingolf M{\"o}nch and Hans Konrad Schackert},
We present measurements of the electrical conductivity of metallic nanowires which have been fabricated by chemical deposition of a thin continuous palladium film onto single DNA molecules to install electrical functionality. The DNA molecules have been positioned between macroscopic Au electrodes and are metallized afterwards. Low-resistance electrical interfacing was obtained by pinning the nanowires at the electrodes with electron-beam-induced carbon lines. The investigated nanowires exhibit… CONTINUE READING