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Confinement of Silver Triangles in Silver Nanoplates Templated by Duplex DNA

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posted on 07.05.2008, 00:00 by K. Swaminathan Iyer, Charles S. Bond, Martin Saunders, Colin L. Raston
The use of DNA as a molecular tool in developing novel nanostructures is based on its ability to form self-organizing three-dimensional structures. In the current report the palindromic DNA dodecamer d(CGTAGATCTACG) was employed as a scaffold to fabricate silver nanostructures. The utility of DNA dodecamer to self-assembly into closed pack monolayers and thereby control the formation of silver nanoplates and the consequent confinement is reported.