Self-organized materials: From organic molecules to genetically engineered gold-binding proteins

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Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, ICONN, 2006, pp. 517 - 519
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We present examples of ordered assemblies of organic and biological molecules on gold(111) surfaces. The first example shows how control over mono- or multilayer assemblies of 1,4-phenylenedimethanthiol can be achieved and monitored. The second example shows how monolayers on gold can be prepared using amine groups to anchor aromatic molecules to the surface. A third example shows how ordered assemblies of genetically-engineered inorganic-binding polypeptides can be formed on gold surfaces using a 3-repeat, 14 amino acid gold-binding protein (GBP1). © 2006 IEEE.
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