Periodic square-like gold nanoparticle arrays templated by self-assembled 2D DNA nanogrids on a surface

Junping Zhang, Yan Liu, Yonggang Ke, Hao Yan

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We report the use of a self-assembled two-dimensional (2D) DNA nanogrid as a template to organize 5-nm gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) into periodic square lattices. Each particle sits on only a single DNA tile. The center-to-center interparticle spacing between neighboring particles is controlled to be ∼38 nm. These evenly distributed Au NP arrangements with accurate control of interparticle spacing may find applications in nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-251
Number of pages4
JournalNano Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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