Bimetallic particles based on gold and iron have been gathering increasing interest
in biomedical applications because of the synergic combination of the plasmonic features
of the inert gold component with the magnetic properties of the iron or iron oxide fraction,
that makes these hybrid nanomaterials suitable for imaging, therapeutic and analytical applications.
In this minireview, we emphasize gold-based nanomaterials with potential for Magnetic
Resonance Imaging, focusing on Au-Fe hybrid systems as potential T2-weighted, goldbased
Keywords: Bimetallic nanoparticles, Au-Fe alloy nanoparticles, MRI, fluorinated gold nanoparticles, multimodal
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