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Carbon nanotube-enhanced thermal destruction of cancer cells in a noninvasive radiofrequency field. — Alliance for NanoHealth
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CJ Gannon, P Cherukuri, BI Yakobson, L Cognet, JS Kanzius, C Kittrell, RB Weisman, M Pasquali, HK Schmidt, RA Smalley, and SA Curley (2007)

Carbon nanotube-enhanced thermal destruction of cancer cells in a noninvasive radiofrequency field.

Cancer 110(12):2654-65.

BACKGROUND: Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have remarkable physicochemical properties that may have several medical applications. The authors have discovered a novel property of SWNTs-heat release in a radiofrequency (RF) field-that they hypothesized may be used to produce thermal cytotoxicity in malignant cells. METHODS: Functionalized, water-soluble SWNTs were exposed to a noninvasive, 13.56-megahertz RF field, and heating characteristics w