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DNA-guided assemblies

DNA is now an established structural linker for nanomaterials assemblies and crystals. In this Focus we highlight recent advances in the use of structural DNA nanotechnology for the formation of increasingly complex designer material systems.

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The complexity of DNA-programmed nanoparticle assemblies has reached an unprecedented level owing to recent advances that enable delicate and comprehensive control over the formation of DNA bonds.

Comment | | Nature Materials

Programmable DNA hybridization is used to mediate the self-assembly of substrate-bound DNA-grafted gold nanoparticles into single-crystalline Winterbottom and non-Winterbottom constructions with particular size, shape and orientation.

News & Views | | Nature Materials