Soft Ferromagnetic Microwires with Excellent Inductive Heating Properties for Clinical Hyperthermia Applications
Growing interest in the use of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications has led researchers to investigate a multitude of treatment possibilities to use clinical hyperthermia for cancer therapy. Soft ferromagnetic amorphous glass-coated microwires have been shown to be easy to produce, control, and insulate for biocompatibility along with their outstanding magnetic properties (large saturation magnetization and large shape anisotropy). Our research provides the first exploration of the radio frequency alternating field responses of magnetically soft Co-rich glass-coated microwires for possible applications in clinical hyperthermia.
KeywordsSoft ferromagnets Microwires Magnetic hyperthermia Biomedicine
The research was supported by the College of Arts and Science—University of South Florida Research Grant (Magnetic and hyperthermia measurements). Javier Alonso acknowledges the financial support provided through a postdoctoral fellowship from Basque Government. We thank Professors Hariharan Srikanth and Pritish Mukherjee of the University of South Florida for their useful comments and discussions. Microfir TehnologiiIndustriale (www.microwires.com) is acknowledged for providing the soft ferromagnetic glass-coated microwires for this study.
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