Plasmonic Metallurgy Enabled by DNA

Michael B. Ross, Jessie C. Ku, Byeongdu Lee, Chad A Mirkin*, George C Schatz

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Mixed silver and gold plasmonic nanoparticle architectures are synthesized using DNA-programmable assembly, unveiling exquisitely tunable optical properties that are predicted and explained both by effective thin-film models and explicit electrodynamic simulations. These data demonstrate that the manner and ratio with which multiple metallic components are arranged can greatly alter optical properties, including tunable color and asymmetric reflectivity behavior of relevance for thin-film applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2790-2794
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number14
StatePublished - Apr 13 2016


  • DNA
  • LSPR
  • noble metals
  • plasmons
  • superlattices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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