DNA-Templated Pd Conductive Metallic Nanowires

  • Khoa Nguyen
  • Stephane Campidelli
  • Arianna FiloramoEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 749)


We here present a protocol for the metallization of DNA scaffolds by palladium. The method is based on the initial slow precipitation of palladium oxide onto DNA strands. A reduction step follows to create conductive metallic nanowires. The slow oxide precipitation approach enables the formation of thin and continuous coatings on the DNA strands with negligible parasitic metallization of the remaining substrate surface.

Key words

DNA metallization Metal nanowires Templated self-assembly Nanoelectronics Molecular combing 



This work was partially funded by the NUCAN-NMP Strep 013775 project and the French Ministry of Research through the ACI Bio-NT project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Khoa Nguyen
  • Stephane Campidelli
  • Arianna Filoramo
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Electronique MoléculaireCEA SaclayGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance

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