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Core–shell rare-earth-doped nanostructures in biomedicine

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The current status of the use of core–shell rare-earth-doped nanoparticles in biomedical applications is reviewed in detail. The different core–shell rare-earth-doped nanoparticles developed so far are described and the most relevant examples of their application in imaging, sensing, and therapy are summarized. In addition, the advantages and disadvantages they present are discussed. Finally, a critical opinion of their potential application in real life biomedicine is given.

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The article was received on 20 Mar 2018, accepted on 31 May 2018 and first published on 31 May 2018

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8NR02307G
Citation: Nanoscale, 2018,10, 12935-12956
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    Core–shell rare-earth-doped nanostructures in biomedicine

    L. Labrador-Páez, E. C. Ximendes, P. Rodríguez-Sevilla, D. H. Ortgies, U. Rocha, C. Jacinto, E. Martín Rodríguez, P. Haro-González and D. Jaque, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 12935
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NR02307G

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