Support by the DFG-funded Center for Functional Nanostructures at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) is gratefully acknowledged. The authors thank Albert Sugiharto for exploratory AFM experiments. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author. This contains information about materials, synthetic procedures, assay protocols, and analytical data.
DNA-Based Self-Sorting of Nanoparticles on Gold Surfaces†
Article first published online: 2 JUL 2007
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Volume 19, Issue 15, pages 1951–1956, August, 2007
How to Cite
Plutowski, U., Jester, S. S., Lenhert, S., Kappes, M. M. and Richert, C. (2007), DNA-Based Self-Sorting of Nanoparticles on Gold Surfaces. Adv. Mater., 19: 1951–1956. doi: 10.1002/adma.200602169
- Issue published online: 27 JUL 2007
- Article first published online: 2 JUL 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 14 DEC 2006
- Manuscript Received: 22 SEP 2006
- DFG-funded Center for Functional Nanostructures at the University of Karlsruhe (TH)
Site-selective deposition of nanoparticles onto surfaces is desirable for the fabrication of nanoscale devices. For nanoparticles with vastly different numbers of DNA chains on their surfaces, multivalent binding of short-sequence motifs and nonspecific adsorption complicate sequence-specific immobilization from mixtures. A new nanoparticle coating method that suppresses salt-induced aggregation and undesirable binding events is reported. Size-selective sorting of gold nanoparticles up to 60 nm diameter onto nanopatterned surfaces is shown (see figure).