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Rare earth fluorides upconversion nanophosphors: from synthesis to applications in bioimaging

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Abstract

Rare-earth (RE) fluoride upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs), when excited by lower-energy photon radiation, exhibit a unique narrow higher energy output emission. This unique luminescent property makes the UCNPs promising bioimaging probes with fascinating features, including low autofluorescence, less scattering and absorption, and deep penetration in biological samples. This highlight aims to focus on the representative established methodologies for the preparation and surface modification of these UCNPs and their applications as luminescent labels.

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The article was received on 19 Apr 2013, accepted on 09 Jul 2013 and first published on 10 Jul 2013


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40679B
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 7142-7151
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    Rare earth fluorides upconversion nanophosphors: from synthesis to applications in bioimaging

    S. Wang, J. Feng, S. Song and H. Zhang, CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 7142
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40679B

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