Self-assembled three-dimensional chiral colloidal architecture

Matan Yah Ben Zion, Xiaojin He, Corinna C. Maass, Ruojie Sha, Nadrian C. Seeman, Paul M. Chaikin

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Abstract

Although stereochemistry has been a central focus of the molecular sciences since Pasteur, its province has previously been restricted to the nanometric scale. We have programmed the self-assembly of micron-sized colloidal clusters with structural information stemming from a nanometric arrangement. This was done by combining DNA nanotechnology with colloidal science. Using the functional flexibility of DNA origami in conjunction with the structural rigidity of colloidal particles, we demonstrate the parallel self-assembly of three-dimensional microconstructs, evincing highly specific geometry that includes control over position, dihedral angles, and cluster chirality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)633-636
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume358
Issue number6363
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 3 2017

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