An Effective Method of Magnetic Hyperthermia Based on the Ferromagnetic Resonance Phenomenon

S. V. Stolyar, O. A. Li, E. D. Nikolaeva, A. M. Vorotynov, D. A. Velikanov, Yu. V. Knyazev, O. A. Bayukov, R. S. Iskhakov, V. F. P’yankov & M. N. Volochaev // Physics of Metals and Metallography//

Nickel and cobalt ferrite nanoparticles have been synthesized using the chemical precipitation method; the nanoparticle sizes were found to be 63 ± 22 and 26 ± 4 nm, respectively. The static hysteresis loops and Mössbauer spectra have been measured. It is shown that cobalt ferrite powders are magnetically harder than nickel ferrite powders. Ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) curves have been studied. It is found that the FMR absorption for cobalt ferrite is observed at room temperature and above. The time dependences of the nanoparticle warm-up under FMR conditions have been measured. The maximum temperature changes for nickel ferrite and cobalt ferrite particles are 8 and 11 K, respectively. Using the example of cobalt ferrite powder, the possibility of effectively heating of particles in the FMR mode in their own field without using a DC magnetic field source is shown. The observed effect can be used in magnetic hyperthermia.