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Title: Regioselective surface encoding of nanoparticles for programmable self-assembly

Surface encoding of colloidal nanoparticles with DNA is fundamental for fields where recognition interaction is required, particularly controllable material self-assembly. However, regioselective surface encoding of nanoparticles is still challenging because of the difficulty associated with breaking the identical chemical environment on nanoparticle surfaces. Here we demonstrate the selective blocking of nanoparticle surfaces with a diblock copolymer (polystyrene-b-polyacrylic acid). By tuning the interfacial free energies of a ternary system involving the nanoparticles, solvent and copolymer, controllable accessibilities to the nanoparticles’ surfaces are obtained. Through the modification of the polymer-free surface region with single-stranded DNA, regioselective and programmable surface encoding is realized. The resultant interparticle binding potential is selective and directional, allowing for an increased degree of complexity of potential self-assemblies. As a result, the versatility of this regioselective surface encoding strategy is demonstrated on various nanoparticles of isotropic or anisotropic shape and a total of 24 distinct complex nanoassemblies are fabricated.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [3] ; ORCiD logo [3] ; ORCiD logo [4] ; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. The Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States); Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (United States)
  2. The Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States)
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  4. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-211504-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 1476-1122
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1476-1122
Publisher:
Springer Nature - Nature Publishing Group
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
OSTI Identifier:
1504881

Chen, Gang, Gibson, Kyle J., Liu, Di, Rees, Huw C., Lee, Jung -Hoon, Xia, Weiwei, Lin, Ruoqian, Xin, Huolin L., Gang, Oleg, and Weizmann, Yossi. Regioselective surface encoding of nanoparticles for programmable self-assembly. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0231-1.
Chen, Gang, Gibson, Kyle J., Liu, Di, Rees, Huw C., Lee, Jung -Hoon, Xia, Weiwei, Lin, Ruoqian, Xin, Huolin L., Gang, Oleg, & Weizmann, Yossi. Regioselective surface encoding of nanoparticles for programmable self-assembly. United States. doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0231-1.
Chen, Gang, Gibson, Kyle J., Liu, Di, Rees, Huw C., Lee, Jung -Hoon, Xia, Weiwei, Lin, Ruoqian, Xin, Huolin L., Gang, Oleg, and Weizmann, Yossi. 2018. "Regioselective surface encoding of nanoparticles for programmable self-assembly". United States. doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0231-1.
@article{osti_1504881,
title = {Regioselective surface encoding of nanoparticles for programmable self-assembly},
author = {Chen, Gang and Gibson, Kyle J. and Liu, Di and Rees, Huw C. and Lee, Jung -Hoon and Xia, Weiwei and Lin, Ruoqian and Xin, Huolin L. and Gang, Oleg and Weizmann, Yossi},
abstractNote = {Surface encoding of colloidal nanoparticles with DNA is fundamental for fields where recognition interaction is required, particularly controllable material self-assembly. However, regioselective surface encoding of nanoparticles is still challenging because of the difficulty associated with breaking the identical chemical environment on nanoparticle surfaces. Here we demonstrate the selective blocking of nanoparticle surfaces with a diblock copolymer (polystyrene-b-polyacrylic acid). By tuning the interfacial free energies of a ternary system involving the nanoparticles, solvent and copolymer, controllable accessibilities to the nanoparticles’ surfaces are obtained. Through the modification of the polymer-free surface region with single-stranded DNA, regioselective and programmable surface encoding is realized. The resultant interparticle binding potential is selective and directional, allowing for an increased degree of complexity of potential self-assemblies. As a result, the versatility of this regioselective surface encoding strategy is demonstrated on various nanoparticles of isotropic or anisotropic shape and a total of 24 distinct complex nanoassemblies are fabricated.},
doi = {10.1038/s41563-018-0231-1},
journal = {Nature Materials},
number = 2,
volume = 18,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
}

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