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DNA Directed Self-assembly of Plasmonic Nanoparticles

Abstract Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), a biopolymer well known for its role in preserving genetic information in biology, is now drawing great deal of interest from material scientists. Ease of synthesis, predictable molecular recognition via Watson-Crick base pairing, vast numbers of available chemical modifications, and intrinsic nanoscale size makes DNA a suitable material for the construction of a plethora of nanostructures that can be used as scaffold to organize functional molecules with nanometer precision. This dissertation focuses on DNA-directed organization of metallic nanoparticles into well-defined, discrete structures and using them to study photonic interaction between fluorophore and metal particle. Presented here are a series of stud... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Pal, Suchetan (Author) / Liu, Yan (Advisor) / Yan, Hao (Advisor) / Lindsay, Stuart (Committee member) / Gould, Ian (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / Biochemistry / Biophysics / DNA Nanotechnology / Fluorescence / Metal Nanoparticle
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 286 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Chemistry 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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