We have investigated and characterized the unique properties of a liquid crystalline DNA in terms of template and spontaneous-assisted organization by exploiting both top-down and bottom-up approaches. The chemical and physical properties of a passive polymeric template are used to assist the long-range order of a long and short DNA, trapped within microperiodic channels (top-down approach). The spontaneous self-organization of a human genomic DNA is used, by means of an electrostatic mechanism, to organize gold nanorods at the nanoscale (bottom-up approach). The main opportunity highlighted in our studies is the extraordinary capability to realize several applications ranging from photonics to plasmonics by exploiting the intrinsic properties of a bio-inspired material.

Liquid crystalline DNA: A smart polymer with a variety of applications ranging from photonics to plasmonics

De Sio L.
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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Pane A.
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Umeton C.
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Bartolino R.
Membro del Collaboration Group
2017

Abstract

We have investigated and characterized the unique properties of a liquid crystalline DNA in terms of template and spontaneous-assisted organization by exploiting both top-down and bottom-up approaches. The chemical and physical properties of a passive polymeric template are used to assist the long-range order of a long and short DNA, trapped within microperiodic channels (top-down approach). The spontaneous self-organization of a human genomic DNA is used, by means of an electrostatic mechanism, to organize gold nanorods at the nanoscale (bottom-up approach). The main opportunity highlighted in our studies is the extraordinary capability to realize several applications ranging from photonics to plasmonics by exploiting the intrinsic properties of a bio-inspired material.
9780081007853
DNA
Holography
Nanomaterials
Plasmonics
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