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Multimodal Magnetic-Plasmonic Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications

School of Chemistry, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(1), 97;
Received: 17 December 2017 / Revised: 7 January 2018 / Accepted: 8 January 2018 / Published: 11 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biological Applications of Magnetic Nanoparticles)
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Magnetic plasmonic nanomaterials are of great interest in the field of biomedicine due to their vast number of potential applications, for example, in molecular imaging, photothermal therapy, magnetic hyperthermia and as drug delivery vehicles. The multimodal nature of these nanoparticles means that they are potentially ideal theranostic agents—i.e., they can be used both as therapeutic and diagnostic tools. This review details progress in the field of magnetic-plasmonic nanomaterials over the past ten years, focusing on significant developments that have been made and outlining the future work that still needs to be done in this fast emerging area. The review describes the main synthetic approaches to each type of magnetic plasmonic nanomaterial and the potential biomedical applications of these hybrid nanomaterials. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanoparticles; magnetic; plasmonic; biomedical nanoparticles; magnetic; plasmonic; biomedical

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