A morphology-dependent bio-organic template for inorganic nanowire synthesis

Miao Ping Chien, Nathan C. Gianneschi*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Morphology-dependent templates for crystalline Au nanowire synthesis are prepared from programmable DNA-block-copolymer micelles, in which DNA serves as the polar head group of amphiphilic polymers. Intriguingly, successful templation depends on the morphology of the micelles, with nanowire formation only observed in the case where the soft template is in the ordered cylindrical phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2041-2046
Number of pages6
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 18 2011


  • DNA
  • block copolymers
  • micelles
  • nanotechnology
  • nanowires
  • templates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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