Czech – portal e15.cz states that Czech scientists have discovered a method of cheap production of damaged nanoparticles and other materials that are useful for highly sensitive cancer diagnostics.
Scientific article, led by Peter Cigler from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry and Martin Hruby from the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, was published in Natural Communications.
According to the portal, these nanodiamides are used in diagnostics and nanomedicines and are synthetically prepared from high-pressure graphites and temperatures. However, the pure nanodamant is not usable for this purpose. This is why the crystal lattice must first be damaged to create specific errors that will allow optical reading.
These defects have most often created a defective method – processing nanodamonds with high-speed ions in particle accelerators. However, a team of Czech scientists has developed a new method of radiation in a nuclear reactor in which neutron boron atoms break up into light and fast flying ions of helium and lithium.
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This type of radiation has high density and high capacity. Therefore, as the portal says, dozens of grams of rare nanomaterials can be cheaper and expensive, almost a thousand times more expensive than those prepared by radiation in accelerators. This new method, however, is not only successful in the creation of nanomaterial failures but also works with silicon carbide. According to scientists, this method can be used universally and to a large extent.