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Metallic Nanostructures Based on DNA Nanoshapes

Nanoscience Center, Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä, P.O. Box 35, Jyväskylä 40014, Finland
Biohybrid Materials, Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology, Aalto University, P.O. Box 16100, Aalto 00076, Finland
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Academic Editor: Leonid Gurevich
Nanomaterials 2016, 6(8), 146;
Received: 7 July 2016 / Revised: 26 July 2016 / Accepted: 1 August 2016 / Published: 10 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue DNA-Based Nanotechnology)
Metallic nanostructures have inspired extensive research over several decades, particularly within the field of nanoelectronics and increasingly in plasmonics. Due to the limitations of conventional lithography methods, the development of bottom-up fabricated metallic nanostructures has become more and more in demand. The remarkable development of DNA-based nanostructures has provided many successful methods and realizations for these needs, such as chemical DNA metallization via seeding or ionization, as well as DNA-guided lithography and casting of metallic nanoparticles by DNA molds. These methods offer high resolution, versatility and throughput and could enable the fabrication of arbitrarily-shaped structures with a 10-nm feature size, thus bringing novel applications into view. In this review, we cover the evolution of DNA-based metallic nanostructures, starting from the metallized double-stranded DNA for electronics and progress to sophisticated plasmonic structures based on DNA origami objects. View Full-Text
Keywords: DNA nanotechnology; DNA origami; self-assembly; metallization; nanoelectronics; plasmonics; nanoparticle DNA nanotechnology; DNA origami; self-assembly; metallization; nanoelectronics; plasmonics; nanoparticle
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Shen, B.; Tapio, K.; Linko, V.; Kostiainen, M.A.; Toppari, J.J. Metallic Nanostructures Based on DNA Nanoshapes. Nanomaterials 2016, 6, 146.

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