Since the students chose the articles, some were veryfamiliar to me but some were quite unexpected. One of the moreinteresting topics that I learned about was making tectosquares thatare RNA sequences that self assemble into ladder-like nanostructures.In the paper listed below, they used nanogold particles to quantify thespacing. Very Elegant.
Controlled Spacing of Cationic Gold Nanoparticles by Nanocrown RNA
AlexeyY. Koyfman,§,† Gary Braun,§ Sergei Magonov,‡ Arkadiusz Chworos,§Norbert O. Reich,§,† and Luc Jaeger*,§,† J. AM. CHEM. SOC. 2005, 127,11886-11887