Gold nanoparticles have been assembled into two-dimensional complexes using
a DNA network template. Atomic force microscope images indicate that gold
nanoparticles can be artificially arranged using a DNA molecular template w
ith an average separation of 260 nm. Furthermore, the pattern of the comple
x can be controlled by changing the concentration of the DNA solution. The
results suggest that this method is effective in achieving positional contr
ol of nanoscale arrangements for a wide range of applications. (C) 2001 Ame
rican Institute of Physics.