Flow-enabled self-assembly of large-scale aligned nanowires

Bo Li, Chuchu Zhang, Beibei Jiang, Wei Han, Zhiqun Lin

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One-dimensional nanowires enable the realization of optical and electronic nanodevices that may find applications in energy conversion and storage systems. Herein, large-scale aligned DNA nanowires were crafted by flow-enabled self-assembly (FESA). The highly oriented and continuous DNA nanowires were then capitalized on either as a template to form metallic nanowires by exposing DNA nanowires that had been preloaded with metal salts to an oxygen plasma or as a scaffold to direct the positioning and alignment of metal nanoparticles and nanorods. The FESA strategy is simple and easy to implement and thus a promising new method for the low-cost synthesis of large-scale one-dimensional nanostructures for nanodevices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4250-4254
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number14
StatePublished - 27 Mar 2015

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  • DNA structures
  • biotemplates
  • nanostructures
  • nanowires
  • self-assembly


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