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DNA-Nanoparticle Conjugates

United States Patent Application

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The bio-programmable crystallization of multi-component functional nanoparticle systems is described, as well as methods for such bio-programmable crystallization, and the products resultant from such methods. Specifically, the systems disclosed and taught herein are directed to improved strategies for the DNA-mediated self-assembly of multi-component functionalized nanoparticles into three-dimensional order superlattices, wherein the functionalization of the nanoparticles with DNA is independent of either the composition of the material, or the shape of the nanoparticles.
Zhang, Yugang (Middle Island, NY), Lu, Fang (Middle Island, NY), van der Lelie, Daniel (Chapel Hill, NC), Gang, Oleg (Setauket, NY)
14/ 876,899
October 7, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.