The semiconducting behavior of gold nanoparticle assemblies linked by DNA is independent of the length of the DNA linker over the range of 24 to 72 base pairs (see picture; n = 1-3). These studies indicate that the molecular recognition properties of DNA can be used to assemble nanoparticle-based materials without passivating them or destroying their discrete structural and electrical properties.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - 3 Nov 2000|
- Conducting materials
- DNA structures
- Small angle X-ray scattering