J. Phys. IV France
Volume 125, June 2005
Page(s) 27 - 30

J. Phys. IV France 125 (2005) 27-30

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2005125007

Use of the photoacoustic spectroscopy in the investigation of biocompatible magnetic fluids

J.G. Santos, L.B. Silveira, A.C. Oliveira and P.C. Morais

Universidade de Brasília, Instituto de Física, Núcleo de Física Aplicada, 70919-970, Brasília-DF, Brazil

In this study photoacoustic (PA) spectroscopy was used to investigate biocompatible magnetic fluids (BMFs). The observed spectral features, in the 0.3 to 1.0 $\mu$m wavelength region, are discussed in terms of three distinct bands (L, S, and C). Band-L, in the spectral range of 0.65 to 0.86 $\mu$m, is related to the characteristic coating layer of the magnetic nanoparticle. Band-S, occurring around 0.50 $\mu$m, is related to the metal-polyoxy-hydroxy surface layer built up at the surface during the nanoparticle synthesis. Band-C (0.36 to 0.43 $\mu$m) is associated to the optical absorption of the semiconductor magnetic nanoparticle. Features in band-L and band-S are discussed in terms of surface grafting coefficient of the dextran and DMSA surface-coating agents. Distinct Fe3O4 nanoparticles (average diameters of 3.1 and 5.6 nm) are used as core materials and display the nanoparticle size effect.

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