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Dr. Renat R. Letfullin

The article Laser-induced explosion of gold nanoparticles: potential role for nanophotothermolysis of cancer said

Researchers have used laser-induced explosion of absorbing nanoparticles in selective nanophotothermolysis of cancer.
This is realized through fast overheating of a strongly absorbing target during a short laser pulse. The resulting explosion of nanoparticles may be accompanied by optical plasma and shock waves with supersonic expansion and particle fragmentation with fragments of high kinetic energy. These can contribute to the killing of cancer cells.

Dr. Renat R. Letfullin was one of these nanoparticle researchers and is Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Optical Engineering, at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and coeditor of the International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Group Theory, and Nonlinear Optics. His research interests include Biophotonics, Nano-medicine, Nano-optics, Diffractive Optics, Laser Physics, Laser/Matter Interactions, Aerosol Physics, Wave electrodynamics of lasers and amplifiers, Cavity Optics, Wave Diffraction, and Nonlinear Optics.
Renat coedited Computational Studies of New Materials II: From Ultrafast Processes and Nanostructures to Optoelectronics, Energy Storage and Nanomedicine, and coauthored Laser-induced explosion of gold nanoparticles: potential role for nanophotothermolysis of cancer, Laser-Induced Synergistic Effects Around Absorbing Nanoclusters in Live Cells, Compact Self-Contained Pulsed HF Laser Based on an Auto-Wave Photon-Branched Chain Reaction, Diffractive Photonic Crystal Fiber, Giant energy gain in a pulsed HF laser based on a photon-branched chain reaction, Custom-oriented wavefront sensor for human eye properties measurements, Diffractive Focusing of a Gaussian Beam, and Theory of Energy Gain in a Laser-Amplifier Based on a Photon-Branched Chain Reaction: Auto-Wave Amplification Mode Under the Condition of Input Signal Focusing. Read his full list of publications!
His patents include “Cooling Laser Mirror”, “Technique for Laser Processing of Dispersed Materials and a Device for It’s Realization”, “Technique for the Creation of Large Aerosol Volumes and a Device for It’s Realization”, and “Phase Technique for Laser Aerosol Diagnostics”.
Renat earned a B.A. in Physics, Samara State University, Russia in 1982, a M.S. in Optics and Spectroscopy, Samara State University in 1984, did post graduate work in Laser Physics, Samara State University, during 1987–92, earned a Ph.D. in Laser Physics, Saratov State University, Russia in 1992, and did postdoctoral work in Optics at Mississippi State University, USA in 2002.