Nanoparticles generated by laser in liquids as contrast medium and radiotherapy intensifiers
Dottorato di Ricerca in Fisica, Dip.to di Scienze Fisiche-MIFT, V.le F. S. D’Alcontres 31, 98166 S. Agata (ME), Italy
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Published online: 9 January 2018
The synthesis of Au and Ag nanoparticles (NP) though laser ablation in liquids as a function the laser parameters is presented. Spherical NPs with diameter distribution within 1 and 100 nm were prepared by laser ablation in water. The nanoparticles characterization was performed using optical spectroscopy and electronic microscopy (SEM and TEM) measurements. Studies of the possible use of metallic nanoparticles as intensifier of diagnostics imaging contrast medium and absorbing dose from ionizing radiations in traditional radiotherapy and protontherapy are presented. Examples of in vitro (in tissue equivalent materials) and in vivo (in mice), were conducted thank to simulation programs permitting to evaluate the enhancement of efficiency in imaging and therapy as a function of the NPs concentrations and irradiation conditions.
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