Imperial College London

Dr Nick Brooks

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Senior Lecturer



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207JMolecular Sciences Research HubWhite City Campus






BibTex format

author = {Brady, RA and Brooks, NJ and Cicuta, P and Di, Michele L},
doi = {10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00980},
journal = {Nano Lett},
pages = {3276--3281},
title = {Crystallization of Amphiphilic DNA C-Stars.},
url = {},
volume = {17},
year = {2017}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Many emerging technologies require materials with well-defined three-dimensional nanoscale architectures. Production of these structures is currently underpinned by self-assembling amphiphilic macromolecules or engineered all-DNA building blocks. Both of these approaches produce restricted ranges of crystal geometries due to synthetic amphiphiles' simple shape and limited specificity, or the technical difficulties in designing space-filling DNA motifs with targeted shapes. We have overcome these limitations with amphiphilic DNA nanostructures, or "C-Stars", that combine the design freedom and facile functionalization of DNA-based materials with robust hydrophobic interactions. C-Stars self-assemble into single crystals exceeding 40 μm in size with lattice parameters exceeding 20 nm.
AU - Brady,RA
AU - Brooks,NJ
AU - Cicuta,P
AU - Di,Michele L
DO - 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00980
EP - 3281
PY - 2017///
SP - 3276
TI - Crystallization of Amphiphilic DNA C-Stars.
T2 - Nano Lett
UR -
UR -
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VL - 17
ER -