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Micro-/nano-patterning of DNA and rapid readout with SERS tags

Sun, Shuqing and Thompson, David and Schmidt, Ute and Graham, Duncan and Leggett, Graham J. (2010) Micro-/nano-patterning of DNA and rapid readout with SERS tags. Chemical Communications (London), 46 (29). pp. 5292-5294. ISSN 0009-241X

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Abstract

Hybridisation of oligonucleotide micro-and nano-structures, formed using far-and near-field optical lithography, with Raman dye-labelled silver nanoparticles functionalised with complementary oligonucleotides yields striking contrast, attributed to Raman "hot-spot'' formation, and enables rapid, convenient read-out by Raman microscopy.