Single walled carbon nanohorns as photothermal cancer agents

  • Whitney J
  • Sarkar S
  • Zhang J
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Nanoparticles have significant potential as selective photo-absorbing agents for laser based cancer treatment. This study investigates the use of single walled carbon nanohorns (SWNHs) as thermal enhancers when excited by near infrared (NIR) light for tumor cell destruction.

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  • cancer
  • carbon nanohorns
  • hyperthermia
  • laser
  • nanotechnology
  • photothermal

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  • Jon R. Whitney

  • Saugata Sarkar

  • Jianfei Zhang

  • Thao Do

  • Taylor Young

  • Mary Kyle Manson

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