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Title: Building superlattices from individual nanoparticles via template-confined DNA-mediated assembly

Abstract

DNA programmable assembly has been combined with top-down lithography to construct superlattices of discrete, reconfigurable nanoparticle architectures on a gold surface over large areas. Specifically, the assembly of individual colloidal plasmonic nanoparticles with different shapes and sizes is controlled by oligonucleotides containing “locked” nucleic acids and confined environments provided by polymer pores to yield oriented architectures that feature tunable arrangements and independently controllable distances at both nanometer- and micrometer-length scales. These structures, which would be difficult to construct by other common assembly methods, provide a platform to systematically study and control light-matter interactions in nanoparticle-based optical materials. The generality and potential of this approach are explored by identifying a broadband absorber with a solvent polarity response that allows dynamic tuning of visible light absorption.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [5]
  1. International Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA., Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA.
  2. International Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA., Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA.
  3. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA.
  4. X-ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439, USA.
  5. International Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA., Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA., Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science (CBES)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); National Science Foundation (NSF); Keck Foundation; US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
OSTI Identifier:
1461216
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1426187
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; SC0000989
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Science Journal Volume: 359 Journal Issue: 6376; Journal ID: ISSN 0036-8075
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Lin, Qing-Yuan, Mason, Jarad A., Li, Zhongyang, Zhou, Wenjie, O’Brien, Matthew N., Brown, Keith A., Jones, Matthew R., Butun, Serkan, Lee, Byeongdu, Dravid, Vinayak P., Aydin, Koray, and Mirkin, Chad A. Building superlattices from individual nanoparticles via template-confined DNA-mediated assembly. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1126/science.aaq0591.
Lin, Qing-Yuan, Mason, Jarad A., Li, Zhongyang, Zhou, Wenjie, O’Brien, Matthew N., Brown, Keith A., Jones, Matthew R., Butun, Serkan, Lee, Byeongdu, Dravid, Vinayak P., Aydin, Koray, & Mirkin, Chad A. Building superlattices from individual nanoparticles via template-confined DNA-mediated assembly. United States. doi:10.1126/science.aaq0591.
Lin, Qing-Yuan, Mason, Jarad A., Li, Zhongyang, Zhou, Wenjie, O’Brien, Matthew N., Brown, Keith A., Jones, Matthew R., Butun, Serkan, Lee, Byeongdu, Dravid, Vinayak P., Aydin, Koray, and Mirkin, Chad A. Thu . "Building superlattices from individual nanoparticles via template-confined DNA-mediated assembly". United States. doi:10.1126/science.aaq0591.
@article{osti_1461216,
title = {Building superlattices from individual nanoparticles via template-confined DNA-mediated assembly},
author = {Lin, Qing-Yuan and Mason, Jarad A. and Li, Zhongyang and Zhou, Wenjie and O’Brien, Matthew N. and Brown, Keith A. and Jones, Matthew R. and Butun, Serkan and Lee, Byeongdu and Dravid, Vinayak P. and Aydin, Koray and Mirkin, Chad A.},
abstractNote = {DNA programmable assembly has been combined with top-down lithography to construct superlattices of discrete, reconfigurable nanoparticle architectures on a gold surface over large areas. Specifically, the assembly of individual colloidal plasmonic nanoparticles with different shapes and sizes is controlled by oligonucleotides containing “locked” nucleic acids and confined environments provided by polymer pores to yield oriented architectures that feature tunable arrangements and independently controllable distances at both nanometer- and micrometer-length scales. These structures, which would be difficult to construct by other common assembly methods, provide a platform to systematically study and control light-matter interactions in nanoparticle-based optical materials. The generality and potential of this approach are explored by identifying a broadband absorber with a solvent polarity response that allows dynamic tuning of visible light absorption.},
doi = {10.1126/science.aaq0591},
journal = {Science},
issn = {0036-8075},
number = 6376,
volume = 359,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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Fig. 1 Fig. 1: Programmable assembly of reconfigurable nanoparticle architectures. To assemble nanoparticle architectures within a confined environment, one-dimensional pores are fabricated in a poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)-coated gold substrate using top-down lithography, and the gold surface at the bottom of each pore is densely functionalized with DNA. DNA-functionalized colloidal nanoparticles of controlledmore » size and shape are then assembled in a layer-by-layer fashion by designing each layer of nanoparticles to have a terminal DNA sequence complementary to that of the previous layer. The porous PMMA template is removed to generate nanoparticle superlattices with two-dimensional periodicity that are composed of oriented nanoparticle architectures. Bottom images depict cross-sectional views of a single pore.« less

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