Theory of magnetic fluid heating with an alternating magnetic field with temperature dependent materials properties for self-regulated heating


Conference Paper

Magnetic nanoparticles (MNP) offer promise for local hyperthermia, thermoablative cancer therapy and microwave curing of polymers. Rosensweig's theory predicts that particle size dependence on RF magnetic heating of ferrofluids is chiefly determined by magnetic moment, magnetic anisotropy, and the viscosity of the fluid. Since relaxation times are thermally activated and material parameters can have strong T dependences, heating rates peak at a certain temperature. We extend the model to include the T dependence of the magnetization and anisotropy using mean field theory and literature reported T dependences of selected fluids considered for biomedical applications. We model materials with Curie temperatures near room temperature for which the magnetic properties are strongly T dependent to address the problem of self-regulated heating of ferrofluids. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.

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Cited Authors

  • Ondeck, CL; Habib, AH; Ohodnicki, P; Miller, K; Sawyer, CA; Chaudhary, P; McHenry, ME

Published Date

  • April 27, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 105 / 7

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-8979

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.3076043

Citation Source

  • Scopus