Investigation of Interaction between Synchrotron Radiation and Thulium Nanoparticles for Human Cancer Cells, Tissues and Tumors Treatment

  • Alireza Heidari
  • Katrina Schmitt
  • Maria Henderson
  • Elizabeth Besana
Keywords: Thulium Nanoparticles, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), 3D Finite Element Method (FEM), Heat Transfer Equation, Thermoplasmonic, Thulium Nanorods, Beam Energy

Abstract

In the current study, thermoplasmonic characteristics of Thulium nanoparticles with spherical, core–shell and rod shapes are investigated. In order to investigate these characteristics, interaction of synchrotron radiation emission as a function of the beam energy and Thulium nanoparticles were simulated using 3D finite element method. Firstly, absorption and extinction cross sections were calculated. Then, increases in temperature due to synchrotron radiation emission as a function of the beam energy absorption were calculated in Thulium nanoparticles by solving heat equation. The obtained results show that Thulium nanorods are more appropriate option for using in optothermal human cancer cells, tissues and tumors treatment method.

Published
2019-11-19
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