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The objectives of the EU financed NanoMag project are to standardize, improve and redefine analyzing methods of magnetic nanoparticles. Using improved manufacturing technologies, synthesized magnetic nanoparticles with specific properties will be analyzed with a multitude of characterization techniques (focusing on both structural as well as magnetic properties). Bringing the results together will give a self-consistent picture which describes how structural and magnetic properties are interrelated.

All of the NanoMag results will be used to define standard measurements and techniques which are necessary for defining a magnetic nanoparticle system and for quality control. The application areas of magnetic nanoparticles in the NanoMag project is focused on biomedical applications, for instance magnetic separation (biomolecule separation), biosensing (detection of different biomolecules), contrast substance in tomography methods (Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Magnetic Particle Imaging) and magnetic hyperthermia (for cancer therapy).

NanoMag brings together leading experts in; manufacturing of magnetic single- and multi-core nanoparticles, analyzing and characterization of magnetic nanostructures, and national metrology institutes. In the NanoMag consortium we have gathered partners within research institutes, universities and metrology institutes, all carrying out front end research and developing applications in the field of magnetic nanoparticles.

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This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 604448