Anisotropic Nanostructures

Anisotropic Nanostructures

  Selected Publications Anisotropic Nanostructures As materials are reduced in size from the bulk to the nanoscale, they begin to exhibit new and unusual properties and functionalities. Noble metal nanostructures are of particular interest because such characteristics can be controlled by varying composition, size, and shape. Anisotropic nanoparticles – non-spherical structures (e.g., prisms, rods, cubes) […]

Programmable Nanomaterials

Programmable Nanomaterials

  Selected Publications Programmable Nanomaterials The ability to synthesize materials by design is one of the greatest outstanding scientific challenges. Advances towards meeting this challenge will lead to discoveries in fields such as plasmonics, photonics, catalysis, and energy sciences. In the Mirkin group, we employ a novel approach to the realization of materials by design, […]

Supramolecular Synthesis

Supramolecular Synthesis

  Selected Publications Supramolecular Synthesis Background/Motivation Research in the Supramolecular Synthesis subgroup of the Mirkin group focuses on two main areas: 1) understanding the nuances of small-molecule-induced signal transduction processes in coordination-based complexes and supramolecular assemblies and 2) using coordination-based assembly methodologies to construct abiotic allosteric enzyme mimics. In 1998, we introduced the Weak-Link Approach […]

Nanomedicine

Nanomedicine

  Selected Publications Nanomedicine Research within this subgroup focuses on synthesizing and applying spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) for the treatment of disease, gaining an understanding of how nanomaterials interact with other entities in complex biological environments, establishing structure-activity relationships for nanomaterials in biological responses, and understanding the mechanisms of SNA trafficking within cells and tissues. […]

Materials Discovery

Materials Discovery

  Selected Publications Materials Discovery Research in the Materials Discovery subgroup of the Mirkin group focuses on the development of novel scanning probe-based lithography techniques and the application of these techniques to address questions in a variety of fields, including surface science, nanoelectronics, biology and medicine, materials synthesis and discovery, and catalysis. Selected Techniques Dip-Pen […]