Rewritable memory by controllable nanopatterning of DNA

Jong Shik Shin, Niles A. Pierce

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Fabricating a nanostructure capable of reversibly patterning molecules is a fundamental goal within nanotechnology, underlying diverse processes such as information storage, scaffold-assisted assembly, and molecular transport. Here, we describe a DNA scaffold supporting a one-dimensional array of independently and reversibly addressable sites at 7 nm spacing. As a proof-of-concept, we demonstrate robust functioning of the device as rewritable memory. The bit state of each address is controlled by specific DNA strands with external readout provided by fluorescence measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)905-909
Number of pages5
JournalNano letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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