A nanoparticle-based analogue to the Periodic Table of the elements, where rather than arranging entries by electronic configuration, they are arranged by nanoscale architectural feature (e.g., composition, size, shape, and surface functionality). Using this table as a guide, the design considerations associated with using nucleic acids to assemble these nanoparticle-based programmable atom equivalents (PAEs) into superlattices is discussed.
- colloidal crystals
- programmable atom equivalents
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