Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 623–633

Gold and gold–silver core-shell nanoparticle constructs with defined size based on DNA hybridization

Authors

    • Nanobiophotonics DepartmentInstitute of Photonic Technology
  • Andrea Csaki
    • Nanobiophotonics DepartmentInstitute of Photonic Technology
  • Kathrin Ritter
    • Department of Physical Chemistry and Microreaction TechnologyTechnical University Ilmenau, Institute for Micro and Nanotechnology
  • Martin Leich
    • Department of Physical Chemistry and Microreaction TechnologyTechnical University Ilmenau, Institute for Micro and Nanotechnology
  • J. Michael  Köhler
    • Department of Physical Chemistry and Microreaction TechnologyTechnical University Ilmenau, Institute for Micro and Nanotechnology
  • Wolfgang Fritzsche
    • Nanobiophotonics DepartmentInstitute of Photonic Technology
Research paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11051-008-9401-4

Cite this article as:
Steinbrück, A., Csaki, A., Ritter, K. et al. J Nanopart Res (2009) 11: 623. doi:10.1007/s11051-008-9401-4

Abstract

Nanoparticles represent versatile building blocks in material science and nanotechnology. Thereby, the defined assembly of nanostructures (13 and 56 nm in diameter, respectively) is of significant importance. Short DNA sequences can be bound to the nanoparticle surface thus enabling highly specific DNA hybridization-driven events that direct the formation of nanoparticle constructs.

In this paper, examples for the defined formation of gold nanoparticle constructs are demonstrated. In addition, gold–silver core-shell nanoparticles are introduced as further building blocks for the hybridization-controlled formation of nanoparticle constructs.

Keywords

GoldSilverNanoparticleCore-shellDNAHybridizationTEMUV–Vis spectroscopyGuided assemblingNanostructure

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