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

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Nano Express

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 

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Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by Shiraz University. The authors would like to thank Dr. Mohammad Hossein Sheikhi, Prof. Afsaneh Safavi, Prof. Mahmood Barati-Khajooie, Dr. Ali Amiri and Mr. Babak Saffari for their helpful comments on the manuscript.

Supplementary material

11671_2006_9024_MOESM1_ESM.pdf (377 kb)
Electronic Supplementary Material: Supplementary material is available to authorised users in the online version of this article athttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11671-006-9024-6 (PDF 377 KB)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biology, College of SciencesShiraz UniversityShirazIran

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