The process of using dip-pen nanolithography (DPN) to easily fabricate functionalized arrays of inorganic nanopatterns was demonstrated. These structures can be modified with alkanethiol-capped oligonucleotides, which retain their hybridization properties on the surfaces of the nanopatterns and react with complementary DNA or particles modified with complementary DNA. This type of procedures may be useful for generating hybrid soft/hard structures composed of metal nanofeatures interfaced with adsorbates that exhibit a high chemical affinity for them.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Oct 16 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering