DNA-directed synthesis of zinc oxide nanowires on carbon nanotube tips

Adam D. Lazareck*, Sylvain G. Cloutier, Teng Fang Kuo, Bradford J. Taft, Shana O. Kelley, Jimmy M. Xu

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper describes a class of three component hybrid nanowires templated by DNA directed self-assembly. Through the modification of carbon nanotube (CNT) termini with synthetic DNA oligonucleotides, gold nanoparticles are delivered, via DNA hybridization, to CNT tips that then serve as growth sites for zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires. The structures we have generated using DNA templating represent an advance toward building higher order sequenced one dimensional nanostructures with rational control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2661-2664
Number of pages4
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 28 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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