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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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Submitted
12 Mar 2008
Accepted
18 Apr 2008
First published
04 Jun 2008

J. Mater. Chem., 2008,18, 3746-3754
Article type
Feature Article

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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