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Rewritable Memory by Controllable Nanopatterning of DNA

Shin, Jong-Shik and Pierce, Niles A. (2004) Rewritable Memory by Controllable Nanopatterning of DNA. Nano Letters, 4 (5). pp. 905-909. ISSN 1530-6984. doi:10.1021/nl049658r.

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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.

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Additional Information:© 2004 American Chemical Society. Received 3 March 2004. Published online 13 April 2004. Published in print 1 May 2004. We wish to thank S. L. Mayo for comments on the manuscript. The following research support is gratefully acknowledged:  DARPA and the Air Force Research Laboratory under agreement F30602-01-2-0561, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the Charles Lee Powell Foundation.
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Air Force Research LaboratoryF30602-01-2-0561
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Charles Lee Powell FoundationUNSPECIFIED
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Official Citation:Rewritable Memory by Controllable Nanopatterning of DNA Jong-Shik Shin and Niles A. Pierce Nano Letters 2004 4 (5), 905-909 DOI: 10.1021/nl049658r
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