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As the utility of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) broadens, the importance of having specific and efficient contrast agents increases and in recent time there has been a huge development in the fields of molecular imaging and intracellular markers. Previous studies have shown that gadolinium oxide (Gd(2)O(3)) nanoparticles generate higher relaxivity than(More)
A simple polyol-free synthesis route to Gd2O3 nanoparticles for MRI applications: an experimental Chelated gadolinium ions, e.g. Gd-DTPA, are today used clinically as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. An attractive alternative contrast agent is composed of gadolinium oxide nanoparticles as they have shown to provide enhanced contrast and, in(More)
Cover: Fused Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) image of the lung region of a severe acute asthmatic BALB/c mouse injected with contrast agent loaded macrophages. Regions marked in red show soft-tissue, while as spots marked in yellow show clusters of Barium Sulfate (BaSO4) loaded macrophages, all imaged with Synchrotron Radiation(More)
Wide bandgap materials like SiC, ZnO, AlN form a strong platform as transducers for biosensors realized as e.g. ISFET (ion selective field effect transistor) devices or resonators. We have taken two main steps towards a multifunctional biosensor transducer. First we have successfully functionalized ZnO and SiC surfaces with e.g. APTES. For example ZnO is(More)
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