Synchrotron radiation emission as a function of the beam energy and thorium nanoparticlesAlireza Heidari1,2, Katrina Schmitt1, Maria Henderson1, Elizabeth Besana1
1Faculty of Chemistry, California South University, Irvine, CA, USA
2American International Standards Institute, Irvine, CA, USA
International Medicine 2020; 2(1): 67-73 | DOI: 10.5455/im.302644825 PDF
In the current study, thermoplasmonic characteristics of thorium nanoparticles with spherical, core-shell and rod shapes are investigated. In order to investigate these characteristics, the interaction of synchrotron radiation emission as a function of the beam energy and thorium nanoparticles was simulated using the 3D finite element method. Firstly, absorption and extinction cross-sections were calculated. Then, increases in temperature due to synchrotron radiation emission as a function of the beam energy absorption were calculated in thorium nanoparticles by solving the heat equation. The obtained results show that thorium nanorods are a more appropriate option for using in optothermal human cancer cells, tissues and tumors treatment methods.
Keywords: cancer, radiation, synchrotron, treatment, tumor