Human Cancer Cells, Tissues and Tumors Treatment Using Dysprosium Nanoparticles

Alireza Heidari1,2,*, Katrina Schmitt1, Maria Henderson1 and Elizabeth Besana1

1Faculty of Chemistry, California South University, 14731 Comet St. Irvine, CA 92604, USA

2American International Standards Institute, Irvine, CA 3800, USA


In present study, thermoplasmonic characteristics of dysprosium nanoparticles with spherical, coreshell and rod shapes are investigated. In order to investigate these characteristics, interaction of synchrotron radiation emission as a function of the beam energy and dysprosium nanoparticles were simulated using 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 dysprosium nanoparticles by solving heat equation. The results show that the dysprosium nanorods are more appropriate option for using in optothermal human cancer cells, tissues and tumors treatment method.


Dysprosium nanoparticles, 3D Finite element method, Optothermal, Thermoplasmonic, Synchrotron radiation, Beam energy.

  • Asian J. Mat. Chem. /
  •  2019 /
  •  4(3-4) /
  •  pp 47-51
  • DOI:10.14233/ajmc.2019.AJMC-P78