23 February 2010 Carbon nanotubes for thermoacoustic contrast enhancement: preliminary results
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The unique electrical properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes make them good candidates for thermoacoustic contrast agents. Theoretical considerations suggest that nanotubes are capable of greatly increasing a material's absorption of electromagnetic radiation. We describe these properties and discuss our measurements of aqueous nanotube solutions and nanotube-infused tissue mimicking phantoms. We discuss results and the difficulties currently associated with making these measurements on nanotubes.
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Darrin Byrd, George W. Hanson, S. K. Patch, "Carbon nanotubes for thermoacoustic contrast enhancement: preliminary results", Proc. SPIE 7564, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2010, 756417 (23 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.843848; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.843848
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