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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, individual colloidal plasmonic nanoparticles with different shapes and sizes are assembled with ‘locked” nucleic acids in polymer pores into 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 via other common assembly methods, provide a platform to systematically study and control light-matter interactions in nanoparticle-based optical materials. Lastly, the generality and potential of this approach is explored by identifying a broadband absorber with a solvent polarity response that allows dynamic tuning of the wavelength response and amplitude 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. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). International Inst. for Nanotechnology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
  2. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). International Inst. for Nanotechnology, Dept. of Chemistry
  3. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  4. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). X-ray Science Division
  5. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). International Inst. for Nanotechnology, Dept. of Chemistry, and Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
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 Volume: 359; Journal Issue: 6376; Journal ID: ISSN 0036-8075
Publisher:
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. Fri . "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, individual colloidal plasmonic nanoparticles with different shapes and sizes are assembled with ‘locked” nucleic acids in polymer pores into 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 via other common assembly methods, provide a platform to systematically study and control light-matter interactions in nanoparticle-based optical materials. Lastly, the generality and potential of this approach is explored by identifying a broadband absorber with a solvent polarity response that allows dynamic tuning of the wavelength response and amplitude of visible light absorption.},
doi = {10.1126/science.aaq0591},
journal = {Science},
issn = {0036-8075},
number = 6376,
volume = 359,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}

Journal Article:
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Publisher's Version of Record at 10.1126/science.aaq0591

Figures / Tables:

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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