Wednesday, April 21, 2010

US Patent 7700193 - Core/shell nanoparticle with optical, magnetic, and thermal properties

This patent from Industrial Technology Research Institute teaches the fabrication of nanoparticles having a magnetic core and a metallic shell useful to enhance optical and magnetic medical imaging methods. Claim 1 reads:

1. A core-shell structure having magnetic, exothermic, and light absorption behaviors with a metal seed layer formed between the core and the shell.