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Keywords:

  • cell recognition;
  • gold;
  • imaging agents;
  • nanoparticles;
  • photothermal ablation

Abstract

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Gold and pearls: Multifunctional nanoparticles, each composed of a single, amine-modified gold nanorod, decorated with multiple “pearls” of Fe3O4 nanoparticles capped with carboxy groups, are prepared. Their effectiveness in simultaneous targeting, dual-mode imaging, and photothermal ablation of breast cancer cells is demonstrated.