Thermodynamics and mechanical properties characterization of DNA origami structures based on AFM

z_ma_enDNA origami is increasingly attractive for the construction of large scale architecture that can arrange a variety of nanoscale materials into ordered structure with high complexity and functionality, but utilization as a functional mechanical component depends on understanding crucial properties such as thermodynamics and mechanical properties.


  •  providing fundamental knowledge for design and fabrication of DNA origami structures


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