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Project 4

"Study of magnetic nanoparticles systems used for medical applications: hyperthermia cancer treatment; drug delivery; sensors"

EST Project MEST-CT-2005-020986

Fellow Photo of Karina Porath  M.Sc. Karina Porath
Foreseen duration 32 months
Start Date 15.092.2006
End Date 15.09.2009
Ministering Institut University of Rostock, Institute of Physics, Physics of New Materials (Prof. Burkel)
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Intro
Magnetic materials are undergoing a fast development nowadays, not only as data storage media
but also as therapy tools in medicine. 
Nanostructured magnetic materials like magnetic nanoparticles give new possibilities for successful
cancer treatment.  The use of biocompatible magnetic materials allows us for controlled and local
cancer therapy by hyperthermia or drug delivery.
The design of magnetic materials for medical application is a challenge, which can be fulfilled only
with a perfect understanding of physical properties of magnetic nanosystems.  This understanding
can be achieved only by the use of micromagnetic simulations.
Simulation of relaxation process via Neel relaxation of a 200nm maghemite particle used for
hyperthermia cancer treatment. Simulation of a random magnetization state forming an
ordered multi-domain state.
Animation: Karina Porath
Project Goal Full modelling and investigation of magnetic nanoparticle systems used for cancer hyperthermia treatment.
Papers in international peer reviewed journals,
  • D. Suess, J. Fidler, K. Porath, T. Schrefl,  D. Weller, "Micromagnetic study of pinning behavior in percolated media",
    J. Applied Phys., 99 (2006) 08g905, 1-3.
Papers in international peer reviewed conferences,
  1. K. Porath, D. Kotowski, M. Obarowska, R. Signerski and J. Godlewski,
    „Estimation of spatial trap distribution in thin organic layers“ Nonlinear Optics and Quantum Optics (Old City publishing), 2005.
  2. D. Suess, K. Porath, J. Fidler, T. Schrefl,
    "Lateral exchange spring media", IEEE Trans. Magn., 42 (2006) 2357-2359.
  3. M. Obarowska , D. Kotowski , K. Porath , J. Signerski , J. Godlewski,
    “The Surface Photoconductivity in Molecular Layers” Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Taylor & Francis, May 2, 2008.
Papers in non international peer reviewed conferences/workshops
  • K. Porath, M. Obarowska, D. Kotowski, R. Signerski, J. Godlewski
    „Powierzchniowe prady fotowzmocnione w warstwach tetracenu”
    XV Ogolnopolska Konferencja Krysztaly Molekularne 19-23 wrzesnia 2006,
    Lódz - Smardzewice, Poland.
  • K. Porath,„Micromagnetic Symulations of Thin Films and Nanoparticles”
    Materials' Days Rostock 2007 Functional Materials and Nanotechnology May 3rd - 4th 2007
  • K. Porath, D. Suess, E. Burkel
    „Micromagnetic magnetic study of magnetic materials” Third Marie Curie Summer Schools on ”Partial Melt and Amorphous Solids”,
    19-29 August 2007, Estremoz, Portugal.
  • K. Porath, „Magnetic Nanostuctures”
    Advanced Processing of Novel Functional Materials - APNFM2008
    Dresden, Germany, January 23-25 2008
Participation in conferences, workshops, summer schools, study visits and tutorials,
  • Marie Curie Summer School, “Knowledge Based Materials”, 19 – 29 August 2007, Estremoz, Portugal
  • NEnA - Nano-Entrepreneurship-Academies,16th - 21st March, 2008, in Halle/Saale, Germany – awarded with the 1st place
    http://www.nano-4-women.de/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/lang,en/
  • Materials Days, Rostock (Germany), May 3rd to May 4th 2007
  • Advanced Processing for Novel Functional Materials (APNF2008) International Conference, 23 – 25 January 2008, Dresden, Germany
  • Marie Curie Summer School, “Knowledge Based Materials”, 19 – 29 August 2007, Estremoz, Portugal
  • NEnA - Nano-Entrepreneurship-Academies,16th - 21st March, 2008, in Halle/Saale, Germany – awarded with the 1st place http://www.nano-4-women.de/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/lang,en/
Reports
  • Report for the European Marie Curie Commission. December 2006.
  • Report for the European Marie Curie Commission. November 2007.
  • Report for the administrators of the Advatec program. December 2007
Communications in international conferences
  • Materials Days, Rostock (Germany), May 3rd to May 4th 2007
  • Advanced Processing for Novel Functional Materials (APNF2008) International Conference, 23 – 25 January 2008, Dresden, Germany
Publications
  1. M. Obarowska , D. Kotowski , K. Porath , J. Signerski , J. Godlewski, “The Surface Photoconductivity in Molecular Layers” Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Taylor & Francis, May 2, 2008
  2. D. Suess, K. Porath, J. Fidler, T. Schrefl, "Lateral exchange spring media", IEEE Trans. Magn., 42 (2006) 2357-2359.>
  3. D. Suess, J. Fidler, K. Porath, T. Schrefl,  D. Weller, "Micromagnetic study of pinning behavior in percolated media", J. Applied Phys., 99 (2006) 08g905, 1-3.
  4. K. Porath, D. Kotowski, M. Obarowska, R. Signerski and J. Godlewski, „Estimation of spatial trap distribution in thin organic layers“ Nonlinear Optics and Quantum Optics (Old City publishing), 2005.
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