Design and construction of a Helmholtz coil apparatus for nanoparticle heating
Author(s)Eisenstein, Jessica A. (Jessica Ann)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
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Manipulating biomolecules can lead to better understanding how specific biological components function and can result in new therapeutic techniques. Biomolecules are manipulated by magnetically heating conductive nanoparticles attached to biomolecules within a radio frequency magnetic field generated by a coil. Currently, researchers monitor the effectiveness of this heating with UV/Visible spectroscopy. However, fluorescence spectroscopy would provide a more sensitive and versatile way to monitor the effects of magnetic heating. By using a Helmholtz coil pair, I have successfully created a coil set-up that can manipulate a sample of biomolecules within a fluorometer.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2006.Includes bibliographical references (p. 50-51).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology