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Keywords:

  • magnetic nanoparticles;
  • bionanotechnology;
  • biomedical applications
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Highly potent magnetic nanomaterials are developed by encasing multiple magnetic cores inside a thin silica shell, in much the same way as the pomegranate fruit contains many seeds within a thin skin. This construct not only produces materials that are biocompatible but also ones that reach theoretically maximum transverse relaxivity.