IoT 16(6): e4

Research Article

Modeling and Experimental Analysis of an In-body Area Nanonetwork

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.28-9-2015.2261435,
        author={Victoria Loscr\^{\i} and Ladislau Matekovits and Ildiko Peter and Anna Maria Vegni},
        title={Modeling and Experimental Analysis of an In-body Area Nanonetwork},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things},
        volume={2},
        number={6},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={IOT},
        year={2015},
        month={12},
        keywords={in-body area nanonetwork, titanium nanoparticles, ringer solution, nanoparticle emission and diffusion},
        doi={10.4108/eai.28-9-2015.2261435}
    }
    
  • Victoria Loscrí
    Ladislau Matekovits
    Ildiko Peter
    Anna Maria Vegni
    Year: 2015
    Modeling and Experimental Analysis of an In-body Area Nanonetwork
    IOT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.28-9-2015.2261435
Victoria Loscrí1, Ladislau Matekovits2, Ildiko Peter2,*, Anna Maria Vegni3
  • 1: INRIA Lille-Nord Europe, France.
  • 2: Politecnico di Torino
  • 3: Roma TRE University
*Contact email: ildiko.peter@polito.it

Abstract

Nanotechnology is gaining more and more consensus in several application fields, comprised in-body applications. Innovative therapies and diagnostic approaches are based on the use of injections or oral delivery of nanoparticles. The acceleration of this type of development makes very urgent a deeply and accurate analysis of the interaction between the nanoparticles and the biological fluid where the nanoparticles are immersed. In this paper, we focus on Titanium (Ti and its alloy (e.g.; TiO2) systems, given their specific features in terms of density, lack of cytotoxic effects, etc.. Specifically, we design and study an in-body system by characterizing the emission and diffusion processes. Further, we propose an experimental study of the morphology and other important characteristics (e.g. the pH of the particles, and the dielectric constant of the solution) of nano-TiO2 systems when immersed in a Ringer solution, in order to derive important information related to their potential toxicity inside the human body.