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Golden handshake

Three-dimensional nanoparticle arrays are likely to be the foundation of future optical and electronic materials. A promising way to assemble them is through the transient pairings of complementary DNA strands.

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Figure 1: Self-assembly through DNA strands.

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Crocker, J. Golden handshake. Nature 451, 528–529 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/451528a

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