DNA nanomechanical devices could be useful for performing fast calculations, for sensors that detect specific molecules, to improve the properties or response performance of materials at the nanoscale aand as stimuli at the same scale. In recent years Seeman laboratory in NYU has demonstrated that the level of control offered by DNA systems can be exploited to make intricate DNA based nanostructures, including the self-assembly of DNA to form 2D and 3D periodic arrays. In particular he has demonstrated elements required for constructing nanomotors. We are developing methods, algorithms, and software tools useful for optimizing DNA nanostructures. These methods can be used to test and optimize DNA devices before they are synthesized and assembled and interpreting the results of the tests on the final DNA nanostructures.


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