Practical aspects of structural and dynamic DNA nanotechnology

Pengfei Wang, Gourab Chatterjee, Hao Yan, Thomas H. Labean, Andrew J. Turberfield, Carlos E. Castro, Georg Seelig, Yonggang Ke

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DNA nanostructures are a set of materials with well-defined physical, chemical, and biological properties that can be used on their own or incorporated with other materials for many applications. Herein, the practical aspects of utilizing DNA nanostructures (structural or dynamic) as materials are comprehensively covered. This article first summarizes properties of DNA molecules and practical considerations and then discusses the fundamental design principles of structural DNA nanostructures. Finally, various aspects of dynamic DNA nanostructure-based actuation and computation are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)889-896
Number of pages8
JournalMRS Bulletin
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Wang, P., Chatterjee, G., Yan, H., Labean, T. H., Turberfield, A. J., Castro, C. E., Seelig, G., & Ke, Y. (2017). Practical aspects of structural and dynamic DNA nanotechnology. MRS Bulletin, 42(12), 889-896.