Chapter 17. Biomimetic Fabrication of DNA-Based Metallic Nanowires and Networks

  1. Prof. Dr. Christof M. Niemeyer2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Chad A. Mirkin3
  1. Michael Mertig and
  2. Wolfgang Pompe

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527602453.ch17

Nanobiotechnology: Concepts, Applications and Perspectives

Nanobiotechnology: Concepts, Applications and Perspectives

How to Cite

Mertig, M. and Pompe, W. (2004) Biomimetic Fabrication of DNA-Based Metallic Nanowires and Networks, in Nanobiotechnology: Concepts, Applications and Perspectives (eds C. M. Niemeyer and C. A. Mirkin), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527602453.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Universität Dortmund, Fachbereich Chemie, Biologisch-Chemische Mikrostrukturtechnik, Otto-Hahn-Str. 6, 44227 Dortmund, Germany

  2. 3

    Department of Chemistry & Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208-3113, USA

Author Information

  1. Technische Universität Dresden, Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaft, 01062 Dresden, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527306589

Online ISBN: 9783527602452

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Keywords:

  • DNA-based nanostructures;
  • biomimetic fabrication;
  • DNA-based metallic nanowires;
  • networks;
  • metallization;
  • cluster growth;
  • conductivity measurements;
  • DNA junctions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Template Design

    • DNA as a Biomolecular Template

    • Integration of DNA into Microelectronic Contact Arrays

    • DNA Branching for Network Formation

  • Metallization

    • Controlled Cluster Growth on DNA Templates

    • First-Principle Molecular Dynamics Calculations of DNA Metallization

  • Conductivity Measurements on Metallized DNA Wires

  • Conclusions and Outlook

  • Methods

    • Site-Specific DNA Attachment

    • DNA Junctions

    • DNA Metallization