Publications by Christopher Dwyer.


Papers Published

  1. Dwyer, C. and Vicci, L. and Poulton, J. and Erie, D. and Superfine, R. and Washburn, S. and Taylor, R.M., II, The design of DNA self-assembled computing circuitry, IEEE Trans. Very Large Scale Integr. (VLSI) Syst. (USA), vol. 12 no. 11 (2004), pp. 1214 - 20 [TVLSI.2004.836322] .
    (last updated on 2007/04/17)

    We present a design methodology for a nanoscale self-assembling fabrication process that uses the specificity of DNA hybridization to guide the formation of electrical circuitry. Custom design software allows us to specify the function of a structure in a way similar to that used by VLSI circuit designers. In an analogous manner to generating masks for a photolithographic process, our software generates an assembly procedure including DNA sequence allocation. We have found that the number of unique DNA sequences needed to assemble a structure scales with its surface area. Using a simple face-serial assembly order we can specify an unambiguous assembly sequence for a structure of any size with only 15 unique DNA sequences

    computer architecture;DNA;logic gates;masks;nanoelectronics;parallel processing;photolithography;self-assembly;