DNA-nanoparticle superlattices formed from anisotropic building blocks

Matthew R. Jones, Robert J. MacFarlane, Byeongdu Lee, Jian Zhang, Kaylie L. Young, Andrew J. Senesi, Chad A. Mirkin

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Abstract

Directional bonding interactions in solid-state atomic lattices dictate the unique symmetries of atomic crystals, resulting in a diverse and complex assortment of three-dimensional structures that exhibit a wide variety of material properties. Methods to create analogous nanoparticle superlattices are beginning to be realized, but the concept of anisotropy is still largely underdeveloped in most particle assembly schemes. Some examples provide interesting methods to take advantage of anisotropic effects, but most are able to make only small clusters or lattices that are limited in crystallinity and especially in lattice parameter programmability. Anisotropic nanoparticles can be used to impart directional bonding interactions on the nanoscale, both through face-selective functionalization of the particle with recognition elements to introduce the concept of valency, and through anisotropic interactions resulting from particle shape. In this work, we examine the concept of inherent shape-directed crystallization in the context of DNA-mediated nanoparticle assembly. Importantly, we show how the anisotropy of these particles can be used to synthesize one-, two- and three-dimensional structures that cannot be made through the assembly of spherical particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)913-917
Number of pages5
JournalNature Materials
Volume9
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010

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Anisotropy
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Lattice constants
Materials properties
anisotropy
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Crystals
lattice parameters
crystallinity
crystallization
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  • Mechanics of Materials
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Jones, M. R., MacFarlane, R. J., Lee, B., Zhang, J., Young, K. L., Senesi, A. J., & Mirkin, C. A. (2010). DNA-nanoparticle superlattices formed from anisotropic building blocks. Nature Materials, 9(11), 913-917. https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat2870

DNA-nanoparticle superlattices formed from anisotropic building blocks. / Jones, Matthew R.; MacFarlane, Robert J.; Lee, Byeongdu; Zhang, Jian; Young, Kaylie L.; Senesi, Andrew J.; Mirkin, Chad A.

In: Nature Materials, Vol. 9, No. 11, 11.2010, p. 913-917.

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Jones, MR, MacFarlane, RJ, Lee, B, Zhang, J, Young, KL, Senesi, AJ & Mirkin, CA 2010, 'DNA-nanoparticle superlattices formed from anisotropic building blocks', Nature Materials, vol. 9, no. 11, pp. 913-917. https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat2870
Jones MR, MacFarlane RJ, Lee B, Zhang J, Young KL, Senesi AJ et al. DNA-nanoparticle superlattices formed from anisotropic building blocks. Nature Materials. 2010 Nov;9(11):913-917. https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat2870
Jones, Matthew R. ; MacFarlane, Robert J. ; Lee, Byeongdu ; Zhang, Jian ; Young, Kaylie L. ; Senesi, Andrew J. ; Mirkin, Chad A. / DNA-nanoparticle superlattices formed from anisotropic building blocks. In: Nature Materials. 2010 ; Vol. 9, No. 11. pp. 913-917.
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