Hysteresis Measurements at RF Frequencies for Magnetic Hyperthermia

Lead Research Organisation: University of York
Department Name: Physics


Magnetic hyperthermia is the process whereby cycling magnetic nanoparticles in a high frequency magnetic field leads to heat generation. It is an attractive approach for the treatment of cancer/tumours as it generates no side effects. Hyperthermia has been demonstrated in vivo and is of increasing interest for the remediation of frontal lobe brain tumours, enlarged prostate glands and some cancers.

Currently there is no commercial system available capable of measuring the magnetic response of a sample of magnetic nanoparticles at frequencies such as those used in hyperthermia experiments. The main aim of the project is to develop a measurement tool that will measure magnetic hysteresis at frequencies of the order of 100kHz. Hence a good working knowledge of electronics is highly desirable. The project is a collaboration between the University of York and Liquids Research Ltd. (www.liquidsresearch.com). As part of the training programme the student will spend periods of time at Liquids Research.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/R512230/1 01/10/2017 31/12/2021
1947629 Studentship EP/R512230/1 01/10/2017 31/03/2021 Daniel Clarke
Description Creation of system for which to aquire dosage information for the magnetic hyperthermia cancer treatment.
Exploitation Route Dosage information will be acquired at a later date.
Sectors Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology