Selection of peptides with semiconductor binding specificity for directed nanocrystal assembly

@article{Whaley2000SelectionOP,
  title={Selection of peptides with semiconductor binding specificity for directed nanocrystal assembly},
  author={Sandra R. Whaley and Douglas S. English and Evelyn L. Hu and Paul F. Barbara and Angela M. Belcher},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={405},
  pages={665-668}
}
In biological systems, organic molecules exert a remarkable level of control over the nucleation and mineral phase of inorganic materials such as calcium carbonate and silica, and over the assembly of crystallites and other nanoscale building blocks into complex structures required for biological function. This ability to direct the assembly of nanoscale components into controlled and sophisticated structures has motivated intense efforts to develop assembly methods that mimic or exploit the… 
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