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DNA–nanoparticle crystals

Exploiting shape complementarity

Improved control over the shape of nanoparticles and the interactions between them allows the rational construction of intricate microscale assemblies.

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Figure 1: Binary crystals from anisotropic nanoparticles.
Figure 2: Free-energy landscapes and degree of order for aggregates of DNA-coated nanoparticles.


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Sobczak, JP., Dietz, H. Exploiting shape complementarity. Nature Mater 14, 752–754 (2015).

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