Hyperfine Interactions

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Mössbauer and X-ray study of biodegradation of 57Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles in rat brain

  • R. R. Gabbasov
  • V. M. Cherepanov
  • M. A. Chuev
  • A. A. Lomov
  • I. N. Mischenko
  • M. P. Nikitin
  • M. A. Polikarpov
  • V. Y. Panchenko
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Proceedings of the International Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (ICAME 2015), Hamburg, Germany, 13-18 September 2015


Biodegradation of a 57Fe3O4 - based dextran - stabilized ferrofluid in the ventricular cavities of the rat brain was studied by X-ray diffraction and Mössbauer spectroscopy. A two-step process of biodegradation, consisting of fast disintegration of the initial composite magnetic beads into separate superparamagnetic nanoparticles and subsequent slow dissolution of the nanoparticles has been found. Joint fitting of the couples of Mössbauer spectra measured at different temperatures in the formalism of multi-level relaxation model with one set of fitting parameters, allowed us to measure concentration of exogenous iron in the rat brain as a function of time after the injection of nanoparticles.


Mössbauer spectroscopy X-ray diffraction Superparamagnetic nanoparticles Brain Biodegradation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. R. Gabbasov
    • 1
  • V. M. Cherepanov
    • 1
  • M. A. Chuev
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. A. Lomov
    • 2
  • I. N. Mischenko
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. P. Nikitin
    • 3
  • M. A. Polikarpov
    • 1
  • V. Y. Panchenko
    • 1
  1. 1.National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute”MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Physics and TechnologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Moscow Institute of Physics and TechnologyMoscowRussia

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