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Research Article | Open Access

Fabrication of carbon coated gadolinia particles for dual-mode magnetic resonance and fluorescence imaging

Timur Sh. ATABAEVa( )Jong Ho LEEbDong-Wook HANbHyung-Kook KIMa( )Yoon-Hwae HWANGa( )
Department of Nanomaterials Engineering, Pusan National University, Miryang 627-706, Republic of Korea
Department of Cogno-Mechatronics Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735, Republic of Korea
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In the present study, we report a fabrication of dual-mode carbon coated gadolinia C@Gd2O3 particles by a facile hydrothermal synthesis method without using any organic solvents. The prepared C@Gd2O3 particles have a core–shell structure and a narrow size distribution in the range of 261±27 nm. The fluorescent properties of the prepared C@Gd2O3 particles were accessed by a room-temperature photoluminescence study, while the longitudinal relaxivity (r1) was examined by using a clinical 1.5 T MRI scanner. A murine fibroblast L-929 cell line was used to examine the cytotoxicity and capability of the prepared C@Gd2O3 particles for the fluorescent labeling. The obtained results show that the prepared C@Gd2O3 particles could be used as a dual-mode contrast agent for magnetic resonance and fluorescence imaging.


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Journal of Advanced Ceramics
Pages 118-122
Cite this article:
ATABAEV TS, LEE JH, HAN D-W, et al. Fabrication of carbon coated gadolinia particles for dual-mode magnetic resonance and fluorescence imaging. Journal of Advanced Ceramics, 2015, 4(2): 118-122.








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Received: 16 October 2014
Revised: 08 January 2015
Accepted: 12 January 2015
Published: 30 May 2015
© The author(s) 2015

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