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April 2nd, 2005

Carbon nanotubes fill up with magnetic nanoparticles

Abstract:
Researchers at Drexel University and TRI/Princeton, US, have filled carbon nanotubes with magnetic nanoparticles. The resulting magnetic nanostructures could have applications in memory devices, medicine and wearable electronics.

“The filled nanotubes can be used as nanosubmarines externally driven through blood vessels by a magnetic field and transporting attolitres of drugs to specific locations in the body, as well as for medical diagnostics without surgical interference,” said Gogotsi. “They can also be incorporated into smart textiles or films for magnetic recording.”

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