Interesting Books

book_tit.JPG (49722 bytes) This book was originally planned as the proceedings volume of the 1996 conference. However, the final book Scientific and Clinical Applications of Magnetic Microspheres is much more than the usual proceedings in that it is a current review of all the different applications of magnetic carriers. This highly useful and educational book contains up-to-date, state of the art information of the entire field of magnetic carriers (see contents).

PLENUM Press, New York, 1997
ISBN: 0-306-45687-7. 644 pp.
Eds. Urs Häfeli, Wolfgang Schütt, Joachim Teller, Maciej Zborowski

The book is available at amazon.


The most comprehensive and pedagogical textbook about magnetic materials ever!

Fundamentals and Applications of Magnetic Materials
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2016
Kannan M. Krishnan

Please see the announcement of this book here - to come very soon!


The third printing of Micheal Coey's new book Magnetism and Magnetic Materials covers basic physical concepts, experimental methods, and applications, this book is an indispensable text on the fascinating science of magnetism, and an invaluable source of practical reference data. Accessible, authoritative, and assuming undergraduate familiarity with quantum mechanics, electromagnetism and vectors, this textbook can be used on graduate courses.

Emphasis is placed on practical calculations and numerical magnitudes - from nanoscale to astronomical scale - with a focus on modern manifestations, including spin electronic devices. Each self-contained chapter begins with a summary, and ends with exercises and further reading. The book is thoroughly illustrated with over 600 figures to help convey concepts and clearly explain ideas. Easily digestible tables and data sheets provide a wealth of useful information on magnetic materials, and 38 principal magnetic materials, and many more related compounds, are treated in detail

Available from Cambridge University Press


Bio- and Bioinspired Nanomaterials

The first and second part cover the most relevant synthetic and bioinspired nanomaterials, including surfaces with extreme wettability properties, functional materials with improved adhesion or structural and functional systems based on the complex and hierarchical organization of natural composites. These lessons from nature are explored in the last section where bioinspired materials are proposed for biomedical applications, showing their potential for future applications in drug delivery, theragnosis, and regenerative medicine.

Wiley-VCH (Nov. 10 2014), ISBN-13: 978-3527335817

Daniel Ruiz-Molina, Fernando Novio, Claudio Roscini (Editors)

Available for example at Amazon


Magnetic Particle Imaging

A Novel SPIO Nanoparticle Imaging Technique

Buzug, Thorsten M.; Borgert, Jörn (Eds.)

2012, 379 p. 100 illus.

This book was published after the 2nd MPI workshop and is an excellent review what is going on currently in this new area.


Magnetic Nanoparticles: From Fabrication to Clinical Applications

Offering the latest information in magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) research, this comprehensive volume reveals the in-depth knowledge behind this highly important and emerging area of nanotechnology. It covers the synthesis and characterization of MNPs, the biofunctionalization of MNPs, and the biomedical and clinical applications of this technology including using MNPs in diagnostic MRIs, gene delivery, and the treatment of cancers. Balancing clinical applications with the underlying theory and foundational science behind these new discoveries, this book stimulates those entering the field as well as practicing engineers toward new research and further groundbreaking developments.

CRC Press, 2012
ISBN: 978-1439869321. 712 Pages
Ed. Nguyen TK Thanh

Biomedical applications of Magnetic Particles

This book provides an up-to-date authoritative reference for scientists and engineers. The first section presents the fundamentals of the field by explaining the theory of magnetism, describing techniques to synthesize magnetic particles, and detailing methods to characterize magnetic particles. The second section describes biomedical applications, including chemical sensors and cellular actuators, and diagnostic applications such as drug delivery, hyperthermia cancer treatment, and magnetic resonance imaging contrast.

CRC Press, 2014
ISBN: 978-1439839683. 456 Pages
Eds. Jeffery N. Anker and Thompson Mefford

Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Surface Engineering, Cytotoxicity & Biomedical Applications

This book covers the synthesis, coatings, toxicity and applications of SPIONs.

Nova Science Publishers, December 2010
ISBN: 978-1616689643. 644 pp.
Authors: Morteza Mahmoudi, Pieter Stroeve, Abbas S. Milani, Ali S. Arbab

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Colloidal Magnetic Fluids:  Basics, Development and Application of Ferrofluids
Ferrofluids are fascinating and currently mainly used in technological applications. In order to better understand the basic physics and rheological behaviour, and extend their uses to biological applications such as magnetic drug targeting, the German Research Community has since 2000 sponsored a research program about the basic aspects of ferrofluids. This book is now the conclusion of these efforts by 90 scientists, precisely summarized in six chapters that include particle preparation and biomedical applications. The strongest parts, however, are the physical basis of (thermo)dynamics of ferrofluids, their spike formation, their rheological microscopic behaviour and finally a chapter of technical applications. It is truly a book about the state of the art of ferrofluids!

Springer, Berlin, 2009
ISBN: 978-3540853862. 430 pp.
Ed. Stefan Odenbach

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Magnetic Cell Separation
This book wonderfully reviews the magnetic forces and field configurations to separate cells with magnetophoretic techniques. Particle synthesis specific for cell separation, cell toxicity testing and applications in biology are also described with many practical examples.

Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-444-52754-7. 454 pp.
Eds. Maciej Zborowski, Jeff Chalmers

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Nanoparticles in Biomedical Imaging 
Not only (para)magnetic nanoparticles for MRI, but also radioactive particles for nuclear medicine applications, acoustically reflecting particles for ltrasound imaging, as well as quantum dots for optical imaging are reviewed here..

Springer, New York, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-3877-2026-5. 524 pp.
Eds. Michael Modo, Jeff Bulte

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Biomagnetism and Magnetic Biosystems based on Molecular Recognition Processes
This book was published after an interesting conference in Spain and tries to connect magnetic entities and materials with biomedical applications. Large advancements are also reported in the development of magnetic biosensors and detection systems. See contents.
In memory of Tony Bland.

American Institute of Physics, Melville, NY, 2008
AIP Conference Proceedings 1025
ISBN: 978-0-7354-0547-9
Eds. J. Anthony Bland, Adrian Ionescu

The book is available through AIP.
Colloidal Nanoparticles in Biotechnology

If you want to know the newest applications of colloidal nanoparticles in biotechnology, then this is the book for you. One chapter covers the use of magnetic nanoparticles as biosensors. (see contents).

Wiley, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-470-23052-7 
358 pp.
Eds. Abdelhamid Elaissari

Molecular and Cellular MR Imaging
If you are interested in using magnetic nanoparticles for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), then this is the book for you. 

CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8493-7252-0. 440 pp.
Eds. Michael Modo, Jeff Bulte

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yamaguchi_book.jpg Nanoparticles and Occupational Health
The first International Symposium on Nanotechnology and Occupational Health, in 2004, brought together hygienists, manufacturers, toxicologists, materials scientists, regulators and researchers. It pointed the way to what needs to be done. The second International Symposium, 2005, Minneapolis, Minnesota, demonstrated the power and potential where there is a will: with nearly three times as many attendants, and with contributions from academics, industry, policymakers, non-government organizations and even lawyers, this second symposium established that, while there is international concern over how to ensure safe nanotech-workplaces, there is also progress being made in developing the required knowledge.

This volume, a reprint from a special issue of the Journal of Nanoparticle Research, mainly draws from work presented at the 2005 symposium, diverse but united by the need for a holistic view of nanotechnology and risk. Table of Contents

Reprinted from JOURNAL OF NANOPARTICLE RESEARCH, 9:1, February 2007
ISBN: 978-1-4020-5858-5
Hardcover: 2007, VI, 186 pages
Maynard, Andrew D.; Pui, David Y.H. (Eds.)
Price: US $109

This book describes the magnetic field effects on materials. If you ever wanted to know how to generate high magnetic fields, how magnetic levitation works, what magnetohydrodynamic or magnetothermodynamic effects are, then this book gives you all the fundamentals and applications. Dynamic spin chemistry is also described in detail. See contents.

Kodansha/Springer, Tokyo, 2007
ISBN: 978-3540370611
Eds. Masuhiro Yamaguchi, Yoshifumi Tanimoto

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nanotech_book.jpg Nanotechnology in biology and medicine

This comprehensive book contains an excellent review article about magnetic nanoparticles as contrast agents for medical diagnosis (chapter 29) written by Louis Tiefenauer. Check it out! (see contents).

CRC Press , 2007
ISBN: 9780849329494. 792 pp.
Tuan Vo-Din

Handbook of Magnetism and Advanced Magnetic Materials, 5 Volume Set

This set of books about magnetism and magnetic materials is broken into 5 volumes focusing on Fundamentals and Theory, Micromagnetism, Novel Techniques for Characterizing and Preparing Samples, Novel Materials and Spintronics and Magnetoelectronics. (see contents).

Wiley-VCH, Berlin, 2006 
ISBN: 978-0-470-02217-7. 3064 pp.
Eds. Helmut Kronmüller and Stuart Parkin

andrae.jpg (20119 bytes) Another exciting book: Magnetism in medicine: A handbook 2nd Edition

This second, completely updated and extended edition of the only reference work in this growing field features new chapters on fetal magnetography and magnetic field therapy, as well as the safety aspects of magnetic fields.

The main chapters are biomagnetism (biomagnetic instrumentation, cardiomagnetism, neuromagnetism and fetal magnetography),magnetic resonance (physical principles and technology of magnetic resonance imaging and modern applications of MRI) and magnetic substances and externally applied fields (magnetic monitoring as a diagnostic method, remote-controlled drug delivery, magnetic stimulation, liver iron susceptometry and more). (see contents and areview that was published in "Medical Physics").

Wiley-VCH, Berlin, 2006 
ISBN: 3-527-40558-5. 631 pp.
Eds. Wilfried Andrä and Hannes Nowak

This book covers how teeth, bones, kidney stones and other things are made by nature, in a process called Biomineralization. What is interesting to the magnetic microsphere community is the fact that almost half the book covers the biomineralization of magnetite - and there are lots of useful things we can learn from Mother Nature! The second edition of this book was just published in December 2004 and contains lots of new information, especially about the use of bacteria to grow magnetic particles (see contents).

Wiley John and Sons (Wiley - VCH), New York, December 2004
ISBN: 3-527-31065-7. 361 pp.
Ed. Edmund Bäuerlein

kloss.jpg (15616 bytes) Anybody who is really interested in the most thorough researchedHistory of Magnetism should read this book - however, he will have to learn German for this purpose!

VDE Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Offenbach, 1994 
ISBN: 3-8007-1878-2. 320 pp.
Albert Kloss

























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