The ability of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) to transform electromagnetic energy into heat is widely exploited in well-known thermal cancer therapies, such as magnetic hyperthermia, which proves useful in enhancing the radio- and chemo-sensitivity of human tumor cells. Since the heat release is ruled by the complex magnetic behavior of MNPs, a careful investigation is needed to understand the role of their intrinsic (composition, size and shape) and collective (aggregation state) properties. Here, the influence of geometrical parameters and aggregation on the specific loss power (SLP) is analyzed through in-depth structural, morphological, magnetic and thermometric characterizations supported by micromagnetic and heat transfer simulations. To this aim, different samples of cubic Fe3O4 NPs with an average size between 15 nm and 160 nm are prepared via hydrothermal route. For the analyzed samples, the magnetic behavior and heating properties result to be basically determined by the magnetic single- or multi-domain configuration and by the competition between magnetocrystalline and shape anisotropies. This is clarified by micromagnetic simulations, which enable us to also elucidate the role of magnetostatic interactions associated with locally strong aggregation.

Experimental and Modelling Analysis of the Hyperthermia Properties of Iron Oxide Nanocubes / Ferrero, R; Barrera, G; Celegato, F; Vicentini, M; Sozeri, H; Yildiz, N; Dincer, Ca; Coisson, M; Manzin, A; Tiberto, P. - In: NANOMATERIALS. - ISSN 2079-4991. - 11:9(2021), p. 2179. [10.3390/nano11092179]

Experimental and Modelling Analysis of the Hyperthermia Properties of Iron Oxide Nanocubes

Ferrero, R;Barrera, G;Celegato, F;Vicentini, M;Coisson, M;Manzin, A;Tiberto, P
2021

Abstract

The ability of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) to transform electromagnetic energy into heat is widely exploited in well-known thermal cancer therapies, such as magnetic hyperthermia, which proves useful in enhancing the radio- and chemo-sensitivity of human tumor cells. Since the heat release is ruled by the complex magnetic behavior of MNPs, a careful investigation is needed to understand the role of their intrinsic (composition, size and shape) and collective (aggregation state) properties. Here, the influence of geometrical parameters and aggregation on the specific loss power (SLP) is analyzed through in-depth structural, morphological, magnetic and thermometric characterizations supported by micromagnetic and heat transfer simulations. To this aim, different samples of cubic Fe3O4 NPs with an average size between 15 nm and 160 nm are prepared via hydrothermal route. For the analyzed samples, the magnetic behavior and heating properties result to be basically determined by the magnetic single- or multi-domain configuration and by the competition between magnetocrystalline and shape anisotropies. This is clarified by micromagnetic simulations, which enable us to also elucidate the role of magnetostatic interactions associated with locally strong aggregation.
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