Self-assembly of symmetric finite-size DNA nanoarrays

Yan Liu, Yonggang Ke, Hao Yan

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We report a novel and cost-effective strategy to self-assemble finite-size DNA nanoarrays. This strategy takes advantage of the geometric symmetry of the DNA nanostructures. In general, to construct a 2D array with a total of N tiles containing Cm symmetry, where m = 2, 3, 4, or 6, the number of unique tiles the fixed-size array requires is N/m, if N/m is an integral number, or Int(N/m) + 1, if N/m is an nonintegral number. We herein demonstrate two examples of fixed-size arrays with C2 and C4-fold symmetry.†

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17140-17141
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number49
StatePublished - Dec 14 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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