Magnetic nanoparticles: preparation, physical properties, and applications in biomedicine
1 Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Applied Research Center Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, 51368, Iran
2 Faculity of Dentistry, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, 51368, Iran
3 Research Center for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, 51368, Iran
Nanoscale Research Letters 2012, 7:144 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-7-144Published: 21 February 2012
Finally, we have addressed some relevant findings on the importance of having well-defined synthetic strategies developed for the generation of MNPs, with a focus on particle formation mechanism and recent modifications made on the preparation of monodisperse samples of relatively large quantities not only with similar physical features, but also with similar crystallochemical characteristics. Then, different methodologies for the functionalization of the prepared MNPs together with the characterization techniques are explained. Theorical views on the magnetism of nanoparticles are considered.