Fabrication of plasmonic metamolecules (PMs) with rationally designed complexity is one of the major goals of nanotechnology. Most self-assembled PMs, however, have been constructed using single-component systems. The corresponding plasmonic assemblies still suffer from the lack of complexity, which is required to achieve a high degree of functionality. Here, we report a general applicable strategy that can realize a series of high-ordered hetero-PMs using bottom-up DNA self-assembly. DNA-functionalized differently shaped nanoparticles were deliberately arranged in prescribed positions on 3D triangular DNA origami frames to form various hetero-PMs. Importantly, we showed that the optical properties of assembled PMs could be facially tuned by selectively regulating the position of each component. This method provides a promising pathway for manufacturing more complex and advanced materials by integrating diverse nanocomponents with particular properties.
- DNA nanotechnology,
- DNA origami,
- plasmonic interaction,
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/risheng-wang/21/