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Carbon nanotubes for thermoacoustic contrast enhancement: preliminary results
Author(s): Darrin Byrd; George W. Hanson; S. K. Patch
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7564, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2010, 756417 (24 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.843848
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Darrin Byrd, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (United States)
George W. Hanson, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (United States)
S. K. Patch, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7564:
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2010
Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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