Self-assembly of one dimensional DNA-templated structures
Self-assembled DNA-templated structures have been an area of active development over recent years. They provide a cheaper, more practical bottom-up approach for producing nano-structures compared to current industry standards. This review focuses on recent developments in this field. Methods of synthesis are covered including the DNA templates used, how they are aligned, and the self-assembly approaches taken. Characterisation is discussed including various imaging techniques and the electronic and optical properties that these structures possess. A broad range of applications are described including conductive nanowires, biosensors and thin film photonics.