DNA-Based Nanoscale Self-Assembly
One of the crucial challenges in nanoscience is gaining control over the formation of the desired nanoscale structures. Such structural control provides access to the novel material functions. While many functional nanoscale blocks are inorganic, soft matter components, i.e. surfactants, macromolecules, polymers, and biopolymers, can play an important role in defining structures formed from those blocks via self-Assembly. In recent years DNA-based self-Assembly approaches emerged as powerful means for nanoscale fabrications: DNA can direct inter-particle binding, can be used as a scaffold for particle positioning and can regulate a structural self-Assembly. We review here the major areas of DNA-based nanoscale selfassembly, including systems formed purely from the DNA strands and structures formed by particles with the help of DNA. The methods for particles functionalized with DNA are elaborated. The assembly approaches that exploit DNA programmability for the creation of desired clusters, lattices and dynamically tunable systems are discussed.
W. Liu et al., "DNA-Based Nanoscale Self-Assembly," Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" (2015, Lake Como, Italy), vol. 193, pp. 331 - 382, IOS Press, Jul 2015.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.3254/978-1-61499-662-0-331
International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" on Soft Matter Self-Assembly (2015: Jun. 29-Jul. 7, Lake Como, Italy)
Keywords and Phrases
Access control; Biopolymers; DNA; Nanotechnology; Scaffolds; Structural dynamics, Assembly approach; Nano-scale fabrication; Nanoscale self assembly; Nanoscale structure; Particle binding; Programmability; Structural control; Tunable systems, Self assembly
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01 Jul 2015