DNA nanotechnology

Nadrian C. Seeman

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The properties of DNA that make it so successful in acting as genetic materials also make it a convenient and logical molecule to use for constructing new materials on the nanometer scale. The well-known B-DNA double helix is about 20 Å wide, and its helical repeat is 10-10.6 nucleotide pairs for a pitch of 34-36 Å. Thus, constructions made from DNA will have nanoscale features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Today
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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