Operation of a purified DNA Nanoactuator

Friedrich C. Simmel, Bernard Yurke

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During the self-assembly and operation of DNA-based nanomechanical devices like the previously reported molecular tweezers or actuators, unwanted dimerization can occur. Here we show that in the case of the DNA nanoactuator dimerization predominantly occurs at the assembly stage. Correctly formed molecular devices can be purified and subsequently operated without interference by dimers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDNA Computing - 7th International Workshop on DNA-Based Computers, DNA7 2001, Revised Papers
EditorsNatasa Jonoska, Nadrian C. Seeman
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540437754
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Workshop on DNA-Based Computers, DNA 2001 - Tampa, United States
Duration: 10 Jun 200113 Jun 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference7th International Workshop on DNA-Based Computers, DNA 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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