We acknowledge support from the NSF NIRT program and ARO. We thank Dr. Brent Iverson for helpful discussion.
Virus-Based Alignment of Inorganic, Organic, and Biological Nanosized Materials†
Article first published online: 25 APR 2003
© 2003 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 15, Issue 9, pages 689–692, May, 2003
How to Cite
Lee, S.-W., Lee, S.K. and Belcher, A.M. (2003), Virus-Based Alignment of Inorganic, Organic, and Biological Nanosized Materials. Adv. Mater., 15: 689–692. doi: 10.1002/adma.200304818
- Issue published online: 25 APR 2003
- Article first published online: 25 APR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 FEB 2003
- Manuscript Received: 2 JAN 2003
- Hybrid films;
- Liquid crystals;
- Molecular recognition;
- Nanoparticles, metal;
A self-ordering system based on anti-streptavidin viruses is presented. A variety of materials, including inorganic nanoparticles, small organic molecules, and large biomolecules, can be organized at the nanometer length scale using this method. Molecular recognition is used to bind nanosize materials (e.g., gold nanoparticles) to the virus (see cover) and the resulting complex spontaneously evolves into a self-supporting hybrid film (see Figure).