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Back Cover Picture: Extended DNA Tile Actuators (ChemPlusChem 8/2012)

Authors

  • Dr. Martin Kristiansen,

    1. Center for DNA Nanotechnology (CDNA) at the Interdisciplinary, Nanoscience Center (iNANO)and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)
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  • Mille B. L. Kryger,

    1. Center for DNA Nanotechnology (CDNA) at the Interdisciplinary, Nanoscience Center (iNANO)and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)
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  • Dr. Zhao Zhang,

    1. Center for DNA Nanotechnology (CDNA) at the Interdisciplinary, Nanoscience Center (iNANO)and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)
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  • Dr. Niels V. Voigt,

    1. Center for DNA Nanotechnology (CDNA) at the Interdisciplinary, Nanoscience Center (iNANO)and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)
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  • Assoc. Prof. Victoria Birkedal,

    1. Center for DNA Nanotechnology (CDNA) at the Interdisciplinary, Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University (Denmark)
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  • Prof. Kurt V. Gothelf

    Corresponding author
    1. Center for DNA Nanotechnology (CDNA) at the Interdisciplinary, Nanoscience Center (iNANO)and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)
    • Center for DNA Nanotechnology (CDNA) at the Interdisciplinary, Nanoscience Center (iNANO)and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)
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Abstract

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The back cover picture shows three types of extended actuators having unprecedented size and complexity. In their Full Paper on page^^636^^ff., K. V. Gothelf and co-workers outline the construction of mechanical actuators based on DNA sliding through sequence homologogy. These linear, triangular, and quadrilateral DNA structures were characterized by gel electrophoresis and Förster resonance energy transfer spectroscopy to clearly demonstrate the designed motion for each actuator.

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