260. Biological thermometer based on the temperature sensitivity of magnetic nanoparticle paraSHIFT

Silin Guo, WenTong Yi and Wenzhong Liu; Nanotechnology; (2021); DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/ac3b81

In the paper, the temperature dependence of magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) paramagnetic chemical shift (paraSHIFT) was studied by magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy. Based on it, iron oxide MNPs are considered as MR shifting probes for determining the temperature in liquids. With the increase in measurement temperature of the MNP reagent with MNPs, the decrease of MNP magnetization would make the peak of spectroscopy shift to the higher chemical shift area. The peak shift is related to the magnetic susceptibility of MNPs, which can be determined by MR frequency as a function of temperature and particle size. Experiments on temperature-dependent chemical shifts are performed for MNP samples with different core sizes and the estimated temperature accuracy can achieve 0.1K. Combined with the contrast effect of magnetic nanoparticles in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 3 T, this technology can realize temperature imaging.