Chapter 1. Biological Applications of Multifunctional Magnetic Nanowires

  1. Dr. Vinod Labhasetwar Ph.D. staff scientist postdoctoral fellow faculty member associate professor professor2 and
  2. Dr. Diandra L. Leslie-Pelecky Ph.D. associate professor3
  1. Edward J. Felton and
  2. Daniel H. Reich

Published Online: 3 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470152928.ch1

Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology

Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology

How to Cite

Felton, E. J. and Reich, D. H. (2007) Biological Applications of Multifunctional Magnetic Nanowires, in Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology (eds V. Labhasetwar and D. L. Leslie-Pelecky), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470152928.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Nebraska Center for Materials Nanoscience and Nanoscience, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471722427

Online ISBN: 9780470152928



  • multifunctional magnetic nanowires - biological applications;
  • nanowire magnetic manipulation;
  • nanowire-assisted gene delivery


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nanowire Fabrication

  • Physical Properties

  • Magnetic Manipulation of Nanowires

  • Chemical Functionalization

  • Receptor-Mediated Self-Assembly of Nanowires

  • Magnetic Sensing of Nanowires

  • Application of Force to Cells

  • Nanowire-Assisted Gene Delivery

  • Summary

  • References