Thermal Energy Dissipation by SiO2-Coated Plasmonic-Superpararnagnetic Nanoparticles in Alternating Magnetic Fields
2013 (English)In: Chemistry of Materials, ISSN 0897-4756, E-ISSN 1520-5002, Vol. 25, no 22, 4603-4612 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Multifunctional nanoparticles show great potential in the biomedical field and may help the diagnosis and therapy of diseases. Superparamagnetic nanoparticles are especially attractive because of their ability to dissipate thermal energy in an alternating magnetic field. Furthermore, plasmonic nanoparticles can be effectively used in non- or minimally invasive therapy of tumors exploiting their plasmonic photothermal effect. Here, hybrid plasmonicmagnetic Ag/Fe2O3 nanoparticles are made by flame aerosol technology. These nanoparticles can be in situ encapsulated with an amorphous nanothin SiO2 film to facilitate their dispersion and block any toxicity from Ag/Fe2O3. Detailed physicochemical characterization, including electron microscopy, electron dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction, is performed. Furthermore, their magnetic properties are characterized in detail by monitoring their hysteresis, first-order-reversal-curves, and isothermal remanent magnetization. Finally, the effect of SiO2 and Agcontent on the specific absorption rate (SAR) of the hybrid Ag/Fe2O3 nanoparticles is investigated. The obtained understanding will help the rational design and engineering of multifunctional hybrid nanoprobes targeting specific biomedical applications.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 25, no 22, 4603-4612 p.
specific absorption rate, magnetic fluid hyperthermia, theranostics, core-shell nanoparticles
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-317816DOI: 10.1021/cm402896xISI: 000327752500018OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-317816DiVA: diva2:1083084