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Quantitative comparison of optimized nanorods, nanoshells and hollow nanospheres for photothermal therapy

Abstract : The purpose of this study is to get more efficient gold nanoparticles, for necrosis of cancer cells, in photothermal therapy. Therefore a numerical maximization of the absorption efficiency of a set of nanoparticles (nanorod, nanoshell and hollow nanosphere) is proposed, assuming that all the absorbed light is converted to heat. Two therapeutic cases (shallow and deep cancer) are considered. The numerical tools used in this study are the full Mie theory, the discrete dipole approximation and the particle swarm optimization. The optimization leads to an improved efficiency of the nanoparticles compared with previous studies. For the shallow cancer therapy, the hollow nanosphere seems to be more efficient than the other nanoparticles, whereas the hollow nanosphere and nanorod, offer comparable absorption efficiencies, for deep cancer therapy. Finally, a study of tolerance for the size parameters to guarantee an absorption efficiency threshold is included.
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Sameh Kessentini, Dominique Barchiesi. Quantitative comparison of optimized nanorods, nanoshells and hollow nanospheres for photothermal therapy. Biomedical optics express, Optical Society of America - OSA Publishing, 2012, 3 (3), pp.590--604. ⟨10.1364/BOE.3.000590⟩. ⟨hal-01441541⟩

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