Investigation of properties of surface modes at the boundary of the DNA origami lattice

Thanos Ioannidis, Tatjana Gric*, Edik Rafailov

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In this study, the models for the DNA origami lattice will be investigated. Our aim is to theoretically explore the ways of constructing DNA origami. To achieve this goal the DNA origami structure, consisting of nanowires embedded in a host material, will be treated from the perspective of nanowire metamaterial. Surface plasmon polaritons propagating at the interface of air and DNA metamaterial are analyzed. The dispersion relation is attained using the transfer matrix technique and employing continuity conditions of electric fields and their derivatives at the boundary separating two regions. We have concluded that with numerous nanowires into the metamaterial unit, cell frequencies of surface plasmon polaritons are altered to higher frequencies. In this study, we have studied the effect of modifications of the metamaterial, allowing for the shift of the dispersion maps toward higher frequencies. It is possible to obtain the propagation of spoof plasmons mimicking the behavior of surface waves at lower frequencies. All the properties and parameters of the inorganic metamaterials are applicable to study the phenomenon of the organic substances.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalWaves in Random and Complex Media
Early online date7 Dec 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Dec 2021

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, accepted for publication in Waves in Random and Complex Media . Thanos Ioannidis, Tatjana Gric & Edik Rafailov (2021) Investigation of properties of surface modes at the boundary of the DNA origami lattice, Waves in Random and Complex Media. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Engineering


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