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Zinc Doped Copper Ferrite Particles as Temperature Sensors for Magnetic Resonance Imaging



Karl Stupic, Janusz H. Hankiewicz, Zbigniew Celinski, Robert E. Camley, Marek Przybylski, Jan Zukrowski, Nick Anderson, Noweir Alghamdi, Nicholas Hammelev


We investigate the use of Cu0.35Zn0.65Fe2O4 particles as temperature-dependent sensors in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This material has a Curie temperature near 290 K, but in the large magnetic fields found in MRI scanners there is a significant temperature-dependent magnetic moment near body temperature, 310 K. When the ferrite particles are doped into an agar gel, the temperature-dependent magnetic moment leads to a temperature-dependent broadening of the NMR linewidth for water protons and to a temperature-dependent image intensity for MRI, allowing one to make temperature maps within objects. The temperature resolution is about 1.3 K.
AIP Advances


MRI, Temperature


Stupic, K. , Hankiewicz, J. , Celinski, Z. , Camley, R. , Przybylski, M. , Zukrowski, J. , Anderson, N. , Alghamdi, N. and Hammelev, N. (2017), Zinc Doped Copper Ferrite Particles as Temperature Sensors for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, AIP Advances, [online], (Accessed July 15, 2024)


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Created December 27, 2017, Updated September 21, 2022