Mechanical properties characterization of DNA origami

DNA origami is one of the most promising methods to form nano-scale structures or Nano/micro systems. However the effective use of DNA origami structures as building blocks for larger systems depends on knowledge of their mechanical properties, otherwise structures that provide specific mechanical rigidities or functionalities cannot be designed.


  •  Provide access to the development of new design methodology, effective fabrication process, and robust mechanics of DNA origami structures.



  • Z. Ma et al., DNA origami, Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials, Springer
  • Z. Ma et al., Direct characterization of radial modulus of DNA nanotube by AFM nanoindentation, NEMS 2015