Nano Express

Nanoscale Research Letters

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 24-27

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Computer-aided design of nano-filter construction using DNA self-assembly

  • Reza MohammadzadeganAffiliated withDepartment of Biology, College of Sciences, Shiraz University Email author 
  • , Hassan MohabatkarAffiliated withDepartment of Biology, College of Sciences, Shiraz University

Abstract

Computer-aided design plays a fundamental role in both top-down and bottom-up nano-system fabrication. This paper presents a bottom-up nano-filter patterning process based on DNA self-assembly. In this study we designed a new method to construct fully designed nano-filters with the pores between 5 nm and 9 nm in diameter. Our calculations illustrated that by constructing such a nano-filter we would be able to separate many molecules.

Keywords

Computer-aided design Nano-filter DNA Self-assembly