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dc.contributor.advisor Reif, John H en_US
dc.contributor.author Gopalkrishnan, Nikhil en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-04T13:14:48Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-03T05:30:39Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/5771
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>Self-assembly is a pervasive natural phenomenon that gives rise to complex structures and functions. It describes processes in which a disordered system of components form organized structures as a consequence of specific, local interactions among the components themselves, without any external direction. Biological self-assembled systems, evolved over billions of years, are more intricate, more energy efficient and more functional than anything researchers have currently achieved at the nanoscale. A challenge for human designed physical self-assembled systems is to catch up with mother nature. I argue through examples that DNA is an apt material to meet this challenge. This work presents:</p><p>1. 3D self-assembled DNA nanostructures.</p><p>2. Illustrations of the simplicity and power of toehold-mediated strand displacement interactions.</p><p>3. Algorithmic constructs in the tile assembly model.</p> en_US
dc.subject Nanoscience en_US
dc.subject Nanotechnology en_US
dc.subject Computer science en_US
dc.subject Biomolecular Computing en_US
dc.subject DNA Computing en_US
dc.subject DNA Nanostructures en_US
dc.subject Self-assembly en_US
dc.subject Strand Displacement en_US
dc.title Engineering Exquisite Nanoscale Behavior with DNA en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.department Computer Science en_US
duke.embargo.months 6 en_US

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