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The bionanoscience of plant viruses: templates and synthons for new materials

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Abstract

At the interface of chemistry, biology, physics, medicine, engineering and materials science sits the field of bionanoscience; this involves the exploitation of biomaterials, devices or methodologies on the nanoscale. One sub-field of bionanoscience explores the exploitation of biomaterials in the fabrication of new nano-materials and/or -devices. This article shows how plant viruses are being used as templates for the production of new materials and how they are being used as building blocks in the construction of new assemblies by a bottom-up approach.

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The article was received on 12 Mar 2008, accepted on 18 Apr 2008 and first published on 04 Jun 2008


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B804305A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2008,18, 3746-3754
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    The bionanoscience of plant viruses: templates and synthons for new materials

    D. J. Evans, J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18, 3746
    DOI: 10.1039/B804305A

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