Nanomaterials and nanoparticles magnetism

Non-toxic Fe7C3@C superparamagnetic nanoparticles, have been synthetized for medical and biologic applications.

Our lab also developed a high pressure direct synthesis method of diamond nanoparticles doped by N and/or by Si. With this scientific research, we integrated the HYPERDIAMOND European project (H2020) « The Diamond Revolution in Hyperpolarized MR Imaging – Novel Platform and Nanoparticle Targeted Probe ».

The aim of this project is to develop and commercialize new molecular imaging technologies with improved sensitivity and a better monitoring during the medical treatment based on NV (Nitrogen Vacancy) centers in nanodiamonds. This technology could reach PET (Positron Emission Tomography) sensitivity using IRM system.

HYPERDIAMOND Projects partners:

  • ULM university – Germany (IQO, ITP, IOC, CIM)
  • The Hebrew university of Jerusalem – Israel
  • Research Fund of the Hadassah Medical Organization – Israel
  • Karlsruher Institute of Technology – Germany
  • Austrian Institute of Technology – Austria
  • LM Van Moppes and Sons SA – Switzerland
  • Kanfit and Lapuntul Magnetics – Israel
  • Nvis Imaging Technologies GmbH – Germany