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Journal of Nanophotonics • Open Access

DNA as scaffolding for nanophotonic structures

Paper Abstract

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) chains can be engineered for diverse nanophotonics applications by the insertion of molecular groups in different spatial configurations. DNA chains can be assembled into wire-like structures, origami structures, photonic crystal-like assemblies, liquid-crystal phases, and thin films. These structures can be made to serve as scaffolds for the organization of various organic molecules and nanoparticles. The properties of nanostructures can be modified by the use of DNA and DNA modified by the surfactants.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 2012
PDF: 15 pages
J. Nanophoton. 6(1) 064505 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.6.064505
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 6, Issue 1
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Katarzyna Matczyszyn, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Joanna Olesiak-Banska, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

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