Specific Self-Assembly of Single Lipid Vesicles in Nanoplasmonic Apertures in Gold


  • This work was sponsored by the Biomimetic Material Science and INGVAR programs, both funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), and by the Swedish Research Council for Engineering Sciences, contract number 2005-3140. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.


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A combination of material-specific surface chemistry, sequence-specific DNA hybridization, and size exclusion on the nanometer scale can be combined for high-precision self-assembly of lipid vesicles (see figure) to localized surface-plasmon-resonance-active nanoholes in thin Au films on SiO2.