Living templates for the hierarchical assembly of gold nanoparticles

Zhi Li, Sung Wook Chung, Jwa Min Nam, David S. Ginger, Chad A. Mirkin*

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Dynamic control over the nano-, micro, and macroscopic architectures of materials can be achieved by using living fungi templates for the assembly of DNA-functionalized Au nanoparticles into ordered structures (see scheme). After assembly of one type of particle, a second type of particle can be assembled along the growing direction of the hyphae templates simply by changing the culture solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2306-2309
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 25 2003


  • DNA
  • Fungi
  • Gold
  • Nanostructures
  • Template synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis


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