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Self-Healing Tile Sets

Winfree, Erik (2006) Self-Healing Tile Sets. In: Nanotechnology: Science and Computation. Natural Computing Series. Springer , Berlin, pp. 55-78. ISBN 9783540302964.

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Biology provides the synthetic chemist with a tantalizing and frustrating challenge: to create complex objects, defined from the molecular scale up to meters, that construct themselves from elementary components, and perhaps even reproduce themselves. This is the challenge of bottom-up fabrication. The most compelling answer to this challenge was formulated in the early 1980s by Ned Seeman, who realized that the information carried by DNA strands provides a means to program molecular self-assembly, with potential applications including DNA scaffolds for crystallography [19] or for molecular electronic circuits [15]. This insight opened the doors to engineering with the rich set of phenomena available in nucleic acid chemistry [20].

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Additional Information:© 2006 Springer. The author is indebted to discussions with Ashish Goel, Ho-Lin Chen, Rebecca Schulman, David Soloveichik, Matthew Cook, and Paul Rothemund. This work was partially funded by NSF award #0523761.
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