DNA-directed assembly of nanocomponents for nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and nanosensing

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Abstract

A scheme for programmable nanoscale self-assembly that allows the precise arrangement of components in 2D or 3D geometries would have a wide range of applications. The ultrasmall size and programmability of the nucleotide subunits in DNA offer a versatile basis for such a scheme. In this paper, I discuss recent steps toward nanocomponent assembly by 2D DNA scaffolding, including 1) incorporation of 1.6-nm Au nanoparticles in a 2D DNA scaffolding, 2) in situ assembly of 5-nm metallic nanoparticle arrays with precisely controlled dimensions and 3) sequence-encoded assembly of different sized nanocomponents in a common scaffolding. In the near term, this ability to precisely assemble nanocomponent arrays could enable the study of electronic, magnetic and plasmonic interactions among particles in a regime where quantum confinement, Coulomb blockade, and magnetic effects play important roles. Eventually, such self-assembly techniques could lead to a manufacturing technology for nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, and nanosensing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanomaterials Synthesis, Interfacing, and Integrating in Devices, Circuits, and Systems II
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventNanomaterials Synthesis, Interfacing, and Integrating in Devices, Circuits, and Systems II - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Sep 9 2007Sep 11 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6768
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherNanomaterials Synthesis, Interfacing, and Integrating in Devices, Circuits, and Systems II
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period9/9/079/11/07

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Keywords

  • DNA
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanoparticles
  • Quantum effects
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kiehl, R. A. (2007). DNA-directed assembly of nanocomponents for nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and nanosensing. In Nanomaterials Synthesis, Interfacing, and Integrating in Devices, Circuits, and Systems II [67680Z] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 6768). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.754736