Self-Assembly of Heterogeneously Shaped Nanoparticles into Plasmonic Metamolecules on DNA Origami
Fabrication of plasmonic metamolecules (PMs) with rationally designed complexity is one of the major goals of nanotechnology. Most self-assembled PMs, however, have been constructed using single-component systems. The corresponding plasmonic assemblies still suffer from the lack of complexity, which is required to achieve a high degree of functionality. Here, we report a general applicable strategy that can realize a series of high-ordered hetero-PMs using bottom-up DNA self-assembly. DNA-functionalized differently shaped nanoparticles were deliberately arranged in prescribed positions on 3D triangular DNA origami frames to form various hetero-PMs. Importantly, we showed that the optical properties of assembled PMs could be facially tuned by selectively regulating the position of each component. This method provides a promising pathway for manufacturing more complex and advanced materials by integrating diverse nanocomponents with particular properties.
W. Liu et al., "Self-Assembly of Heterogeneously Shaped Nanoparticles into Plasmonic Metamolecules on DNA Origami," Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 23, no. 57, pp. 14177-14181, Wiley-VCH Verlag, Oct 2017.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201703927
Keywords and Phrases
DNA nanotechnology; DNA origami; nanoparticles; plasmonic interaction; self-assembly
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