META 2021, META'12

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Protein-guided assembly of (magnetic) nanostructures
Mitsuhiro Okuda, Jean-Charles Eloi, Sarah Ward Jones, Walther Schwarzacher

Last modified: 2011-12-05


The iron storage protein ferritin may be used as a template for the growth of nanoparticles with diameter below 10 nm.  Here we present two different methods of assembling the nanoparticles into regular patterns, one 3-dimensional and one 2-dimensional, each of which relies on protein interactions.