DNA Nicks and Nodes and Nanotechnology

Nadrian C. Seeman

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The properties that make DNA such an effective molecule for genetic material also make it a superb molecule for nanotechnology, when stable, stiff branched species are combined with cohesive interactions. Reciprocal crossovers between single strands of duplex or complex molecules lead to a panoply of motifs that can be used for DNA nanotechnology. A general derivation of these molecules is shown here, including components of devices and periodic or algorithmic arrays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-26
Number of pages5
JournalNano Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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