Synthetic Biological Approaches for the Fabrication of Optical Metamaterials

Simon Butler, Rebecca Seviour

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Conventional nanofabrication techniques lack the throughput and fidelity to create large scale metamaterial structures capable of operating in the optical regime [1]. Synthetic biological approaches can create nanometer feature size [2] DNA based nanostructures with throughput in the region of over a million individual constructs, per reaction, with high fidelity [3]. We present a pathway for the design of arbitrary, via a modular DNA origami circuit/breadboard, and fabrication, of continuously metalised, 10 nanometer feature size structures by someone unfamiliar with the methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1644-1646
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2019
Event10th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 23 Jul 201926 Jul 2019
Conference number: 10

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