NSTI Nanotech 2009

Energy Targeting of Tumor Cells Causing Thermal Ablation Using Short Cycle Microwave Energy and Nanocarbon (coronene ion) as Primary or Adjunctive Therapy

M. DeSantis, R. Mashioff, J.A. Ferritti, W. Bowne, T. Dalessandro, C. Tack
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, US

Keywords: nanocarbon, cancer, microwave


Purpose/Objective(s):Evaluate the possibilities of energy targeting of tumor cells causing thermal ablation using short cycle microwave energy and nanocarbon (Coronene ion) as primary or adjunctive therapy. Materials/Methods: Less than one gram of Non-Nanotube Nanocarbon produced by injecting a feed material comprising a hydrocarbon compound to come in contact with a reactant liquid at 600 degrees Celsius, and the liberated carbon atoms phase change to a ground state at a collection surface were supplied by Clean Technologies International Corporation. These nanocarbons were evaulated using short cycle microwave energy using tissue equivalent human.Radiologic imaging and MRI imaging was performed. Results: Early preliminary work demonstrated that using a small amount of energy in the microwave spectrum, can cause a similar pathologic effect on tumor cells equivalent to high energy ionizing radiation. It appears that the core aromatic molecules have strong electromagnetic ring currents in the aromatic sextents with the strongest EM currents in the central hexabenzo-coronenide complex. Addition of 0.333grams of Coronene Ion nanocarbon to 100ml of water(a 0.2275 molar solution) improved energy transfer to heat by 51% over non treated water. Conclusions: It is our understanding that this new nanocarbon has high absorbance of microwave energy which is rapidly converted with high effect to thermal energy invitro. Utilizing interventional microwave probes, non-nanotube nanocarbon should aid in targeting thermal ablation of tumors while significantly reducing thermal energy to non treated tissue.
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