Mechanical and hyperthermic properties of magnetic nanocomposites for biomedical applications

Kwabena Kan-Dapaah, Nima Rahbar, Abdullahi Tahlil, David Crosson, Nan Yao, Wole Soboyejo

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An understanding of the properties of multifunctional materials is important for the design of devices for biomedical applications. In this paper, a combination of experiments and models was used to study the mechanical and hyperthermic properties of magnetic nanoparticles (MNP)-filled PDMS composites for biomedical applications. These are studied as a function of the weight of MNP, γ-Fe2O3. The results showed the effects on mechanical behavior, and specific losses in a magnetic field. The measured Young's moduli are in good agreement with the moduli predicted from the Bergström-Boybce model. Specific losses calculated from magnetic measurements are used to predict the thermal dose under in-vivo conditions. The implications of the results were discussed for potential applications in biomedical devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-128
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomaterials


  • Biomedical devices
  • Magnetic nanocomposites
  • Magnetic nanoparticles
  • Polydimethylsiloxane


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