Directed assembly of metal oxide nanoparticles by DNA

Jinghua Han, Satoshi Ohara, Kazuyoshi Sato, Hui Xu, Zhenquan Tan, Yoshiaki Morisada, Kazuo Kuruma, Makio Naito, Ping Shan, Mitsuo Umetsu

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Directed assembly of metal oxide nanoparticles with the aid of DNA was investigated. One-dimensional arrangement of zirconia (ZrO 2) nanoparticles using DNA as a template was shown by TEM observation. It is considered that the DNA-directed assembly of ZrO 2 nanoparticles is due to the Coulomb interactions between the negatively charged DNA and positively charged ZrO 2 nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-80
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 15


  • Assembly
  • DNA
  • Nanoparticles
  • Zirconia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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