Self-Assembly of Metal–Virus Nanodumbbells (pages 3149–3151)
Sinan Balci, Kei Noda, Alexander M. Bittner, Anan Kadri, Christina Wege, Holger Jeske and Klaus Kern
Article first published online: 20 MAR 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200604558
Golden viruses: The rodlike tobacco mosaic virus and citrate-covered gold nanoparticles of 6-nm diameter self-assemble into a metal-virus nanodumbbell. The gold nanoparticles selectively bind to the ends of the rods, and can be enlarged by electroless deposition to yield gold-virus-gold dumbbells (see picture).