Conformal, macroscopic crystalline nanoparticle sheets assembled with DNA

Jessie C. Ku, Michael B. Ross, George C. Schatz, Chad A. Mirkin*

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A novel method for preparing conformal silica-embedded crystalline nanoparticle sheets via DNA programmable assembly provides independent control over nanoparticle size, nanoparticle spacing, and film thickness. The conformal materials retain the nanoparticle crystallinity and spacing after being transferred to flat or highly curved substrates even after being subjected to various mechanical, physical, and chemical stimuli.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3159-3163
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 1 2015


  • DNA
  • freestanding
  • nanoparticle superlattice
  • plasmonics
  • transferrable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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