Size-controlled heating ability of CoFe2O4nanoparticles for hyperthermia applications, Physica B: Condensed Matter, Volume 531, 15 February 2018, Pages 30-34.
The magnetic properties and heating capacity of cobalt ferrite (CoFe2O4) nanoparticles 13–24 nm in size were studied. Results showed that the specific absorption rate of the nanoparticles strongly depended on their magnetic properties and particle size. Specific absorption rate values decreased with increased particle size, and the smallest CoFe2O4nanoparticles (13.5 nm) exhibited the highest specific absorption rate. The mechanism underlying the decrease in specific absorption rate of the CoFe2O4 nanoparticles with increased particle size was also discussed.