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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(1), 90;

DNA as Functional Material in Organic-Based Electronics

Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Beijing 102600, China
World Premier International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan
Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Department of Image & Materials Science, Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, 1-33 Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, Japan
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Received: 2 December 2017 / Revised: 3 January 2018 / Accepted: 6 January 2018 / Published: 10 January 2018
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Recently, biological materials such as DNA molecules, proteins, and albumen have been extensively investigated for various applications, as they are environmentally friendly and exhibit novel optical and electronic properties. Especially, over the last decades, DNA–lipid complex have been frequently reported as components of optical electronic devices. In this mini-review, the physicochemical performance of DNA–lipid complex is introduced, and then the related research progress in electronic devices such as organic thin film transistors and other optical-electrical devices are discussed. Finally, the challenges and prospects of other possible applications are also presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: DNA complex; OTFTs; optical electronic devices DNA complex; OTFTs; optical electronic devices

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Liang, L.; Fu, Y.; Wang, D.; Wei, Y.; Kobayashi, N.; Minari, T. DNA as Functional Material in Organic-Based Electronics. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 90.

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