DNA origami templated self-assembly has shown its potential in creating rationally designed nanophotonic devices in a parallel and repeatable manner. In this investigation, we employ a multiscaffold DNA origami approach to fabricate linear waveguides of 10 nm diameter gold nanoparticles. This approach provides independent control over nanoparticle separation and spatial arrangement. The waveguides were characterized using atomic force microscopy and far-field polarization spectroscopy. This work provides a path toward large-scale plasmonic circuitry.
This document was originally published by American Chemical Society in Nano Letters. Copyright restrictions may apply. DOI: 10.1021/nl401879r.
Klein, William P.; Schmidt, Charles N.; Rapp, Blake; Takabayashi, Sadao; Knowlton, William B.; Lee, Jeunghoon; Yurke, Bernard; Hughes, William L.; Graugnard, Elton; and Kuang, Wan. (2013). "Multiscaffold DNA Origami Nanoparticle Waveguides". Nano Letters, 13(8), 3850-3856. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl401879r