Specificity, flexibility and valence of DNA bonds guide emulsion architecture

@inproceedings{Feng2013SpecificityFA,
  title={Specificity, flexibility and valence of DNA bonds guide emulsion architecture},
  author={Lang Feng and L{\'e}a-Laetitia Pontani and R{\'e}mi Dreyfus and Paul M. Chaikin and Jasna Bruji{\'c}},
  year={2013}
}
The specificity and thermal reversibility of DNA interactions have enabled the self-assembly of crystal structures, self-replicating materials and colloidal molecules. Grafting DNA onto liquid interfaces of emulsions leads to exciting new architectural possibilities due to the mobility of the DNA ligands and the patches they form between bound droplets. Here we show that the size and number of these adhesion patches (valency) can be controlled. Valence 2 leads to flexible polymers of emulsion… Expand

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