Peptide nucleic acids in materials science.

Davide Bonifazi, Laure Elie Carloni, Valentina Corvaglia, Arnaud Delforge

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This review highlights the recent methods to prepare PNA-based materials through a combination of self-assembly and self-organization processes. The use of these methods allows easy and versatile preparation of structured hybrid materials showing specific recognition properties and unique physicochemical properties at the nano- and micro-scale levels displaying potential applications in several directions, ranging from sensors and microarrays to nanostructured devices for biochips.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-122
Number of pages11
JournalArtificial DNA, PNA & XNA
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2012


  • Biochips
  • DNA-PNA duplexes
  • Hybridization
  • Materials
  • Microarrays
  • Monolayers
  • Nanoparticles
  • PNA
  • Self-assembly
  • Self-organisation
  • Sensors
  • Surfaces


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