Radioactive probe studies of coordination mechanisms of heavy metal ions from natural waters to functionalized magnetic nanoparticles


It is planned to initiate investigations on the properties of magnetic nanoparticles with respect to their ability to absorb heavy metals from aqueous solutions. Isotopes of the elements Hg, Cd, and Pb will be implanted in solidifiedwater which already contains the nanoparticles or to which they can be added later on. This is an established procedure at ISOLDE, already in use for the present biophysics experiments (e.g. IS448). The Committee regarded this idea as a new line of research and endorsedthe Letter of Intent and asked the Physics coordinator to provide 2shifts of radioactive beam for the envisaged tests subject to availability and the possibility to combine them with already approved experiments.


Universidade de Aveiro (UA)


Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Ciências, IFIMUP, Portugal; Universidade de Lisboa, Centro de Física Nuclear, Portugal; ITN, Sacavém, Portugal; ISOLDE-CERN


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