This research is supported by the German–Israel Foundation (GIF). Supporting Information, including the detailed description of the preparation and characterization of the different systems, is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
Synthesis of Nanowires Using Dip-Pen Nanolithography and Biocatalytic Inks†
Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 713–718, March, 2006
How to Cite
Basnar, B., Weizmann, Y., Cheglakov, Z. and Willner, I. (2006), Synthesis of Nanowires Using Dip-Pen Nanolithography and Biocatalytic Inks. Adv. Mater., 18: 713–718. doi: 10.1002/adma.200502320
- Issue published online: 15 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 DEC 2005
- Manuscript Received: 30 OCT 2005
- Dip-pen lithography;
- Nanoparticles, metal;
Gold-nanoparticle-functionalized enzymes act as “biocatalytic inks” for the generation of metallic nanowires via dip-pen nanolithography. Deposition of nanoparticle-modified oxidases or a phosphatase followed by development with their respective substrates and metal salts results in nanowires (see figure). This concept may be extended to the generation of other nanostructures via enzyme-catalyzed particle growth.