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Novel applications of DNA materials
Author(s): Naoya Ogata; Kanji Yamaoka; Junichi Yoshida
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes preparations of innovative photonic devices based on high purity DNA molecules which are obtained from Salmon roe. DNA molecules have characteristic features of double helical chain structures where aromatic compounds can intercalate into the stacked layers so that various optically active aromatic dyes indicate strong enhancement effects of photonic activities. Thus, various DNA photonic devices have been developed in the world in terms of optical switches, electro-luminescence (EL), lasers and so on. However, these DNA photonic devices adsorb moisture in the air because of hydrophilic character of DNA molecules, leading to decrease photonic activities. Nevertheless, it was found by my group that a novel hybridization method of the dye-intercalated DNA molecules by means of so-called so-gel process increased stabilities and durability of DNA photonic devices under environmental changes. Also, hybridization of dye-intercalated DNA devices with synthetic polymers including fluorinated poly(methylmethacrylate ) or polycarbonates was successfully carried out by solution blending method, followed by casting the solution to obtain these films which showed stability and durability increases of these DNA photonic devices. DNA-lipid complexes showed a very strong fluorescence amplification by chelating with rare earth metals such as Europium or Telbiumu compounds. This paper also describes the chelate effects of rare earth metal compounds for light amplifications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 2009
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 7403, Nanobiosystems: Processing, Characterization, and Applications II, 740305 (24 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.828208
Show Author Affiliations
Naoya Ogata, Ogata Research Lab., Ltd. (Japan)
Kanji Yamaoka, Ogata Research Lab., Ltd. (Japan)
Junichi Yoshida, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7403:
Nanobiosystems: Processing, Characterization, and Applications II
Norihisa Kobayashi; Fahima Ouchen; Ileana Rau, Editor(s)

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