Synthesis and characterization of polymer encapsulated Cu-Ni magnetic nanoparticles for hyperthermia applications

Jhunu Chatterjee, Martin Bettge, Yousef Haik, Ching Jen Chen

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Copper nickel alloy nanoparticles were synthesized by polyol reduction method and by physical melting process. The particles were further coated with a biodegradable polymer, polyethylene glycol. The particles have a curie temperature in the range of 43-46 °C and are designed to be used for hyperthermia applications. Morphology of these encapsulated particles was determined by electron microscopy. The curie temperature for alloy particles and encapsulated particles was also measured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-309
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2005
Externally publishedYes



  • Cu/Ni particles
  • Curie temperature
  • Encapsulation
  • Hyperthermia
  • Magnetic alloys
  • Nanoparticles
  • Polyethylene glycol (PEG)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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