Published in JACS: Electrical Actuation of a DNA Origami Nanolever on an Electrode

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A paper by cfaed’s Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Michael Mertig, co-authored by researchers from Dynamic Biosensors GmbH and Kurt-Schwabe-Institut für Mess- und Sensortechnik Meinsberg e.V. was published in JACS (Journal of the American Chemical Society) on 7 November 2017. The paper titled "Electrical Actuation of a DNA Origami Nanolever on an Electrode" establishes a way for interfacing and controlling DNA origamis with standard electronics, and enables their use as moving paths in electro-mechanical nanodevices. The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support of TU Dresden’s Cluster of Excellence cfaed (Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden).


The Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), founded in 1879, is the flagship journal of the American Chemical Society and the world's preeminent journal in all of chemistry and interfacing areas of science. This periodical is devoted to the publication of fundamental research papers and publishes approximately 19,000 pages of Articles, Communications, and Perspectives a year. According to the Journal Citation Reports, it has an impact factor of 13.858 for 2016.

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