Assembly of a Bacteriophage-Based Template for the Organization of Materials into Nanoporous Networks

TitleAssembly of a Bacteriophage-Based Template for the Organization of Materials into Nanoporous Networks
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsCourchesne, N-MDorval, Klug, MT, Chen, P-Y, Kooi, SE, Yun, DSoo, Hong, N, Fang, NX, Belcher, AM, Hammond, PT
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume26
Issue21
Pagination3398 - 3404
Date Published2014/06/04/
Abstract

M13 bacteriophages are assembled via a covalent layer-by-layer process to form a highly nanoporous network capable of organizing nanoparticles and acting as a scaffold for templating metal-oxides. The morphological and optical properties of the film itself are presented as well as its ability to organize and disperse metal nanoparticles.