Algorithmic self-assembly of single-duplex DNA nanostructures

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Algorithmic self-assembly of DNA tiles is known as a way to create nanoscale structures with various patterns through a bottom-up approach. Several motifs for the tile system have been realized so far, although there are some limitations in design. Here we introduce a new tile system based on a DNA motif called 'T-motif', which complies with several design requirements for DNA algorithmic self-assembly. The tile system based on the T-motif has several characteristics arising from a structural difference with other existing motifs. Discussed are details of the structure, a design of tile sets, and some experimental results of algorithmic selfassembly as a demonstration to show the possibility for an implementation of one-dimensional cellular automata using this motif.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-37
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Unconventional Computing
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Algorithmic Self-Assembly
  • DNA Nanostructures
  • DNA Nanotechnology
  • Motif
  • Nano-engineering
  • Self- Assembly
  • T-junction
  • T-motif


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