Schematic of Nanoassembly Mechanism (image) DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory Caption This is a schematic of how gold nanorods link up when complementary strands of DNA attached to each rod (A, A') -- or DNA linker strands with ends complementary to two different types of DNA tethers on adjacent rods (B, C) -- are used as "glue." Credit Brookhaven National Laboratory Usage Restrictions For use only in connection with stories about this research. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.