Self-assembly of metal-virus nanodumbbells

Sinan Balci, Kei Noda, Alexander M. Bittner, Anan Kadri, Christina Wege, Holger Jeske, Klaus Kern

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(Figure Presented) Golden viruses: The rodlike tobacco mosaic virus and citrate-covered gold nanoparticles of 6-nm diameter self-assemble into a metal-virus nanodumbbell. The gold nanoparticles selectively bind to the ends of the rods, and can be enlarged by electroless deposition to yield gold-virus-gold dumbbells (see picture).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3149-3151
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 29
Externally publishedYes


  • Biological templates
  • Electroless deposition
  • Gold
  • Nanotubes
  • RNA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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