Magnetically Modified Electrospun Nanofibers for Hyperthermia Treatment

  • M. Molcan Department of Magnetism, Institute of Experimental Physics, SAS
  • I. Safarik Department of Magnetism, Institute of Experimental Physics, SAS, Department of Nanobiotechnology, Biology Centre, ISB, CAS, Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Palacky University
  • K. Pospiskova Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Palacky University
  • K. Paulovicova Department of Magnetism, Institute of Experimental Physics, SAS
  • M. Timko Department of Magnetism, Institute of Experimental Physics, SAS
  • P. Kopcansky Department of Magnetism, Institute of Experimental Physics, SAS
  • N. Torma Vascular Clinic IMEA
Keywords: electrospinning, magnetic fluid, polyvinyl butyral, alternating magnetic field, hyperthermia


Several methodologies for the preparation of nanofibrous materials exist. Electrospinning is currently the most popular technique due to its versatility and simplicity. Nanofibrous materials prepared in such a way are widely studied in medicine and material engineering. Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) nanofibers were generated by a rod-shaped spinning-electrode. Nanofibers were modified by a magnetic fluid (MF) added into the PVB solution. These magnetic nanofibers can be considered as a material for magnetic hyperthermia applications, either as implants or for the surface heating. The samples with various magnetic particle concentrations were tested in the alternating magnetic field. An immediate increase in the temperature after the field application was observed. The nature of the temperature rise is interesting: a non-linear increase could be seen, which is in contrast to the rising temperature for pure magnetic fluids.


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How to Cite
Molcan, M., Safarik, I., Pospiskova, K., Paulovicova, K., Timko, M., Kopcansky, P., & Torma, N. (2020). Magnetically Modified Electrospun Nanofibers for Hyperthermia Treatment. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 65(8), 655.
Physics of liquids and liquid systems, biophysics and medical physics