Protein-Mediated Biotemplating on the Nanoscale
AbstractPurified proteins offer a homogeneous population of biological nanoparticles, equipped in many cases with specific binding sites enabling the directed self-assembly of envisaged one-, two- or three-dimensional arrays. These arrays may serve as nanoscale biotemplates for the preparation of novel functional composite materials, which exhibit potential applications, especially in the fields of nanoelectronics and optical devices. This review provides an overview of the field of protein-mediated biotemplating, focussing on achievements made throughout the past decade. It is comprised of seven sections designed according to the size and configuration of the protein-made biotemplate. Each section describes the design and size of the biotemplate, the resulting hybrid structures, the fabrication methodology, the analytical tools employed for the structural analysis of the hybrids obtained, and, finally, their claimed/intended applications and a feasibility demonstration (whenever available). In conclusion, a short assessment of the overall status of the achievements already made vs. the future challenges of this field is provided. View Full-Text
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Freeman, A. Protein-Mediated Biotemplating on the Nanoscale. Biomimetics 2017, 2, 14.
Freeman A. Protein-Mediated Biotemplating on the Nanoscale. Biomimetics. 2017; 2(3):14.Chicago/Turabian Style
Freeman, Amihay. 2017. "Protein-Mediated Biotemplating on the Nanoscale." Biomimetics 2, no. 3: 14.