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Self-Organized, Highly Luminescent CdSe Nanorod−DNA Complexes

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posted on 2004-09-01, 00:00 authored by Mikhail Artemyev, Dmitry Kisiel, Sergey Abmiotko, Maria N. Antipina, Gennady B. Khomutov, Vladimir V. Kislov, Anna A. Rakhnyanskaya
DNA molecules are useful building blocks and nanotemplates for controllable fabrication of various bioinorganic nanostructures due to their unique physical−chemical properties and recognition capabilities and the synthetic availability of desired nucleotide sequences and length. We have synthesized novel DNA complexes with positively charged, highly luminescent CdSe nanorods that can be self-organized into filamentary, netlike, or spheroidal nanostructures. DNA−CdSe-nanorod filaments possess strongly linearly polarized photoluminescence due to the unidirectional orientation of nanorods along the filaments.