Polyethylene magnetic nanoparticle: A new magnetic material for biomedical applications

Jhunu Chatterjee, Yousef Haik, Ching Jen Chen

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Polyethylene magnetic nanoparticles were synthesized by nonsolvent and temperature induced crystallization along with ultrasonication. Low molecular weight polyethylene wax and maghemite were used for forming the composite particles. These particles were further coated with avidin. The nanoparticles are characterized using STEM, AFM and SQUID. Nanomagnetic particles were found to have two distinct morphologies and have superparamagnetic properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-391
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Biomedical applications
  • Magnetic particles
  • Nanocomposite
  • Nanoparticles
  • Polyethylene
  • Ultrasonication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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