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Keywords:

  • DNA;
  • gold;
  • nanotechnology;
  • polymerization;
  • self-assembly
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Strands of gold: Extended one-dimensional arrays of gold nanoparticles up to 4 μm long can be assembled by hybridization between thiolated DNA/nanoparticle 1:1 conjugates and long DNA templates, which were prepared by rolling-circle polymerization (see picture). The linear self-assembled structures could link the nanometric properties of materials with the convenience of micrometric manipulation.