Establishing the design rules for DNA-mediated programmable colloidal crystallization

Robert J. Macfarlane, Matthew R. Jones, Andrew J. Senesi, Kaylie L. Young, Byeongdu Lee, Jinsong Wu, Chad A. Mirkin

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(Figure Presented) DNA-programmable colloidal crystals are assembled with 5-80 nm nanoparticles, and the lattice parameters of the resulting crystals vary from 25 to 225 nm. A predictable and mathematically definable relationship between particle size and DNA length dictates the assembly and crystallization processes, creating a set of design rules for DNA-based nanoscale assembly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4589-4592
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number27
StatePublished - Jun 21 2010


  • Colloidal crystals dna
  • Nanomaterials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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