Back Cover: DNA-Linked Nanoparticle Building Blocks for Programmable Matter (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 39/2011)

Authors

  • Prof. Jin-Woo Kim,

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    1. Bio/Nano Technology Laboratory, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (USA)
    • Bio/Nano Technology Laboratory, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (USA)
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  • Dr. Jeong-Hwan Kim,

    1. Bio/Nano Technology Laboratory, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (USA)
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  • Prof. Russell Deaton

    1. Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (USA)
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Abstract

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Assembly of nanostructures by using DNA has the potential to realize new materials. In their Communication on page 9185 ff., J.-W. Kim et al. introduce a simple and sustainable strategy to place DNA linkers at 90° or 180° angles on nanoparticles, thus producing a nanoscale building block that allows control of the nanoassembly geometry. The picture depicts the iterative process of DNA attachment at maximal separation resulting in DNA linkers at well-defined orientations. (Artwork by Min Kim.)

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