Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Thermal diffusivity variations in nanoparticle administered phantom tissues : a photoacoustic investigation
Authors: Joseph, J.
Sathiyamoorthy, K.
Murukeshan, V. M.
Woh, L. S.
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Joseph, J., Sathiyamoorthy, K., Murukeshan, V. M., & Woh, L. S. (2012). Thermal diffusivity variations in nanoparticle administered phantom tissues : a photoacoustic investigation. The European physical journal applied physics, 59(3).
Series/Report no.: The European physical journal applied physics
Abstract: Gold nanoparticles have great potential toward optical investigations in biological tissues which include imaging applications as well as therapeutic applications. However, introduction of gold nanoparticles such as nanospheres into the tissue may alter the inherent physical properties of the embedding medium. Of note, the thermal diffusivity of the medium will be significantly altered imposing serious limitations to the efficacy of several imaging and therapeutic modalities. In this context, we report experimental investigations based on open photoacoustic cell configuration to evaluate the thermal diffusivity changes in polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) phantom tissue doped with gold nanospheres. The investigations performed demonstrate a non-destructive methodology for the measurement of thermal diffusivity and the experimental results show that the thermal diffusivity of the tissue will be significantly reduced when they are administered with plasmonic nanoparticles.
DOI: 10.1051/epjap/2012120060
Fulltext Permission: none
Fulltext Availability: No Fulltext
Appears in Collections:MAE Journal Articles

Google ScholarTM




Items in DR-NTU are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.