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DNA-assisted formation of quasi-nanowires from fluorescent CdSe/ZnS nanocrystals

Stsiapura, Vitali and Sukhanova, Alyona and Baranov, Alexander V. and Artemyev, Mikhail and Kulakovich, Olga and Oleinikov, Vladimir and Pluot, Michel and Cohen, Jacques H M and Nabiev, Igor (2006) DNA-assisted formation of quasi-nanowires from fluorescent CdSe/ZnS nanocrystals. Nanotechnology, 17 (2). pp. 581-587.

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Highly ordered quasi-nanowires from fluorescent semiconductor CdSe/ZnS spherical (quantum dots) or rod-like (quantum rods) nanoparticles were produced using DNA as a template. Positively charged nanoparticles were fixed along the negatively charged DNA backbone by electrostatic interaction. After incubation of the solution of DNA and nanoparticles at different stoichiometric ratios the complexes were applied to the hydrophobic surface and stretched using the molecular combing technique. Here, we demonstrate that fluorescent patterns with desirable morphology and properties can be formed by varying the nanoparticle charge and shape and their stoichiometry in the complex with DNA.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:658
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:16 Mar 2009 10:41
Last Modified:26 Mar 2009 11:29

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