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Computer modeling of the optical properties and heating of spherical gold and silica-gold nanoparticles for laser combined imaging and photothermal treatment

Pustovalov, V and Astafyeva, L and Jean, B (2009) Computer modeling of the optical properties and heating of spherical gold and silica-gold nanoparticles for laser combined imaging and photothermal treatment. Nanotechnology, 20 (22). p. 225105.

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Abstract

Recently, several groups of investigators (Anderson, Halas, Zharov, El-Sayed and their co-workers (Pitsillides et al 2003 Biophys. J. 84 4023–31, Zharov et al 2003 Appl. Phys. Lett. 83 4897–9, Zharov et al 2004 Proc. SPIE 5319 291–9, Loo et al 2005 Nano Lett. 5 709–11, Gobin et al 2007 Nano Lett. 7 1929–34, Fu et al 2008 Nanotechnology 19 045103, Huang et al 2006 J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128 2115–20, Jain et al 2006 J. Phys. Chem. B 110 7238–48, Jain et al 2007 Nano Today 2 18–29)) demonstrated, through pioneering results, the great potential of laser thermal therapy of cells and tissues conjugated with gold nanoparticles. It was also proposed to use combined diagnostics and therapy on the basis of nanoparticle selection for achievement of efficient contrast for laser imaging applications, as well as for photothermal therapy. However, the current understanding of the relationship between optical properties (absorption, backscattering) of nanoparticles, the efficiency of nanoparticle heating and the possibility to use them for combined imaging and therapy is limited. Here, we report the results of computer modeling of optical absorption and backscattering properties and laser heating of gold and silica-gold spherical nanoparticles for laser combined imaging and photothermal treatment of cells and tissues conjugated with nanoparticles. The efficiencies of nanoparticle heating and backscattering by nanoparticles, depending upon their radii, structure and optical properties of the metal, were investigated. This paper focuses on the analysis and determination of appropriate ranges of nanoparticle sizes for the purposes of laser combined imaging and photothermal treatment. The possibility to use spherical gold and silica-gold nanoparticles in determined ranges of radii for these purposes for laser wavelengths 532 and 800 nm is investigated.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:11352
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:02 Nov 2011 00:10
Last Modified:02 Nov 2011 00:47

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