CHAPTER 5: Biological Applications of Magnetically Empowered Carbon Nanotubes
Published:03 Feb 2021
In this chapter, the biological applications of magnetic carbon nanotubes are studied. While intrinsically magnetic due to their structures, carbon nanotubes are sensitive to only high-power magnetic fields. By combining them with magnetic nanoparticles, the materials obtained are much more responsive to magnetic fields. After describing the synthesis of these magnetic carbon nanotubes, we will detail their different biological applications. These applications will be separated into three main categories according to their responses to a magnetic field: movement, heat production and contrast creation.