Themed collection International Year of the Periodic Table: Applications for magnetic materials
Label-free manipulation via the magneto-Archimedes effect: fundamentals, methodology and applications
This review focuses on the fundamentals and state-of-the-art label-free manipulation techniques based on the magneto-Archimedes effect.
Stimuli-responsive bio-based polymeric systems and their applications
This article highlights the properties of stimuli-responsive bio-based polymeric systems and their main intelligent applications.
Magnetic nanoarchitectures for cancer sensing, imaging and therapy
The complexity and applicability of magnetic nanoparticles for sensing and theranostics of cancer has grown substantially in the last decade.
Magnetic protein imprinted polymers: a review
Synthesis of protein imprinted polymers coupled to magnetic nanoparticles to obtain specific recognition systems is very promising, but is still challenging.
Progress of recyclable magnetic particles for biomedical applications
The preparation, types, recycling methods, biomedical applications and outlook of recyclable magnetic particles have been reviewed.
Tunable amplified spontaneous emission based on liquid magnetically responsive photonic crystals
The wavelength of amplified spontaneous emission based on liquid magnetically responsive photonic crystals can be tuned by simply changing the magnetic field intensity.
Extraction of rare earth elements using magnetite@MOF composites
Magnetic core–shell microspheres were developed to extract rare earth elements (REEs) from aqueous and brine solutions with up to 99.99% removal efficiency. The shell, composed of a thermally and chemically stable functionalized metal–organic framework (MOF), is grown over a synthesized Fe3O4 magnetic core (magnetite@MOF).
Hybrid magnetite–gold nanoparticles as bifunctional magnetic–plasmonic systems: three representative cases
Controlling the electromagnetic field distribution of magnetite–gold hetero-structures by tailoring the geometry of the magnetic- and plasmonic-constituents.
Novel synthesis of platinum complexes and their intracellular delivery to tumor cells by means of magnetic nanoparticles
Platinum-based drugs are popular in clinics as chemotherapeutic agents to treat solid tumors.
Metronidazole-functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles for molecular detection of hypoxic tissues
Functionalization of dendronized iron oxide nanoparticles with the bioreductive compound metronidazole for magnetic resonance imaging of hypoxic tissues.
Multifunctional temozolomide-loaded lipid superparamagnetic nanovectors: dual targeting and disintegration of glioblastoma spheroids by synergic chemotherapy and hyperthermia treatment
The proposed nanoplatform represents an efficient tool for a synergic treatment based on hyperthermia and chemotherapy against glioblastoma.
Magnet-activatable nanoliposomes as intracellular bubble microreactors to enhance drug delivery efficacy and burst cancer cells
The magnetic nanoliposomes could be transferred as intracellular bubble microreactors to bomb tumor cell by responding magneto-acoustic force.
Impact of magnetic nanoparticle surface coating on their long-term intracellular biodegradation in stem cells
A polymer coating with multiple binding sites provides iron oxide nanoparticles with protection against intracellular degradation.
Embedding of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles into membranes of well-defined poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(ε-caprolactone) nanoscale magnetovesicles as ultrasensitive MRI probes of membrane bio-degradation
The present study reports the preparation of PEO-b-PCL polymer vesicles via a nanoprecipitation method and the loading of hydrophobically coated USPIO into the membrane of these nanovesicles, whose thickness was measured precisely by SANS.
A biomimetic magnetosome: formation of iron oxide within carboxylic acid terminated polymersomes
Bioinspired macromolecules can aid nucleation and crystallisation of minerals by mirroring processes observed in nature.
Polydopamine-decorated tobacco mosaic virus for photoacoustic/magnetic resonance bimodal imaging and photothermal cancer therapy
The Gd-TMV–PDA nanotheranostic reagents demonstrated highly r1-relaxivity of ∼80 mM−1 s−1 at 60 MHz, strong near-infrared absorption with high photothermal conversion efficiency (28.9%), excellent photoacoustic contrast and good biocompatibility.
Anisotropic manganese antimonide nanoparticle formation by solution–solid–solid growth mechanism: consequence of sodium borohydride addition towards reduced surface oxidation and enhanced magnetic moment
Novel synthetic route to synthesize solution-phase anisotropic MnSb nanoparticles was developed and the solution–solid–solid growth mechanism was elucidated.
To heat or not to heat: a study of the performances of iron carbide nanoparticles in magnetic heating
This study shows why FeC NPs of similar structures and static magnetic properties display radically different heating power (SAR from 0 to 2 kW g−1).
The limit to realize an isolated magnetic single skyrmionic state
The limit to realize an isolated single skyrmion is investigated when the particle size approaches to the length scale of the relevant order parameter.
In vivo fate of free and encapsulated iron oxide nanoparticles after injection of labelled stem cells
Free and encapsulated iron oxide nanoparticles after intracardiac injection of labelled stem cells have similar in vivo fate.
Shaping iron oxide nanocrystals for magnetic separation applications
The large magnetophoretic mobility stemming from the large magnetic susceptibility and the very small coercivity of octapod-shaped iron oxide nanoparticles improve their capability for magnetic separation.
Iron oxide nanoparticles for targeted imaging of liver tumors with ultralow hepatotoxicity
Even though iron oxide (Fe3O4) nanoparticles are promising materials for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents, their biocompatibility and targeting efficacy still need to be improved.
Microwave-assisted preparation of paramagnetic zwitterionic amphiphilic copolymer hybrid molybdenum disulfide for T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging-guided photothermal therapy
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided photothermal therapy (PTT) has recently attracted tremendous attention.
On the thermotropic and magnetotropic phase behavior of lipid liquid crystals containing magnetic nanoparticles
The inclusion of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) in lipid mesophases is a promising strategy for drug-delivery applications, combining the innate biocompatibility of lipid architectures with SPIONs’ response to external magnetic fields.
Encapsulating nanoscale zero-valent iron with a soluble Mg(OH)2 shell for improved mobility and controlled reactivity release
NZVI with novel Mg(OH)2 encapsulation for considerably improved mobility, chemical stability, and controlled reactivity release for environmental remediation.
Single-crystalline Gd-doped BiFeO3 nanowires: R3c-to-Pn21a phase transition and enhancement in high-coercivity ferromagnetism
Enhancement in high-coercivity ferromagnetism of hydrothermally synthesized single-crystalline Gd-doped BiFeO3 nanowires.
Janus plasmonic–magnetic gold–iron oxide nanoparticles as contrast agents for multimodal imaging
Janus Au–Fe3O4 star-sphere nanoparticles show their high versatility as contrast agents in multimodal imaging.
Liquid crystalline phases from polymer functionalized ferri-magnetic Fe3O4 nanorods
LC-phases from ferrimagnetic nanoparticles formed due to their anisotropy of form, and they can be modified using external magnetic fields.
Bifunctional plasmonic-magnetic particles for an enhanced microfluidic SERS immunoassay
A novel bifunctional plasmonic-magnetic particle-based microfluidic immunoassay system is developed. It could reduce assay time from 4 hours to 80 minutes and enhance the SERS detection specificity by about 70%.
NMR studies of the interactions between AMB-1 Mms6 protein and magnetosome Fe3O4 nanoparticles
NMR studies demonstrate that, the C-terminal Mms6 undergo conformation change upon magnetosome Fe3O4 crystals binding. The N-terminal hydrophobic packing arranges the DEEVE motifs into a correct assembly and orientation for magnetite crystal recognition.
Switchable 3-0 magnetoelectric nanocomposite thin film with high coupling
We show PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 (PZT) and CoFe2O4 (CFO) nanocomposite with high magnetoelectric coupling, capable of switching ferroelectric domains with magnetic fields.
About this collection
This themed collection is the seventh, and final, in a series celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table. ‘As Attractive as Magnets – Applications for Magnetic Materials’ features papers from across the Materials and Nano journal portfolio; Materials Horizons, Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale, Nanoscale Advances and Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B & C. The papers selected for this themed issue focus on the current hot trends in the field of magnetic materials.
Guest Edited by;
Gemma-Louise Davies, University College London, UK, Journal of Materials Chemistry B Associate Editor
Jessica Winter, Ohio State University, USA, Journal of Materials Chemistry B Associate Editor
Shouheng Sun, Brown University, USA, Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances Associate Editor