The authors thank Igor Brodsky, Noa Lapidot, and Tomer Sapir for assistance and fruitful discussions. The research is supported by the FIRST, ISF, GIF and FET (IST-2001-38951).
Long, Monomolecular Guanine-Based Nanowires†
Article first published online: 30 JUN 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 17, Issue 15, pages 1901–1905, August, 2005
How to Cite
Kotlyar, A. B., Borovok, N., Molotsky, T., Cohen, H., Shapir, E. and Porath, D. (2005), Long, Monomolecular Guanine-Based Nanowires. Adv. Mater., 17: 1901–1905. doi: 10.1002/adma.200401997
- Issue published online: 21 JUL 2005
- Article first published online: 30 JUN 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 FEB 2005
- Manuscript Received: 7 DEC 2004
- Molecular wires;
Molecular nanowires for nanoelectronics may be built from guanine (G) tetrad building blocks. Spontaneous assembly of guanine-rich DNA sequences that form tetrads and further arrange into a tetrahelix structure produces long, continuous monomolecular G-wires (see Figure and cover), presumably G4-DNA, composed of single self-folded poly(G) strands of thousands of bases.