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Epitaxial growth of ultrathin layers on the surface of sub-10 nm nanoparticles: the case of β-NaGdF4:Yb/Er@NaDyF4 nanoparticles

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Abstract

Upconversion core–shell nanoparticles have attracted a large amount of attention due to their multifunctionality and specific applications. In this work, based on a NaGdF4 sub-10 nm ultrasmall nanocore, a series of core–shell upconversion nanoparticles with uniform size doped with Yb3+, Er3+ and NaDyF4 shells with different thicknesses were synthesized by a facile sequential growth process. NaDyF4 coated upconversion luminescent nanoparticles showed an obvious fluorescence quenching under excitation at 980 nm as a result of energy resonance transfer between Yb3+, Er3+ and Dy3+. NaGdF4:Yb,Er@NaDyF4 core–shell nanoparticles with ultrathin layer shells exhibited a better T1-weighted MR contrast.

Graphical abstract: Epitaxial growth of ultrathin layers on the surface of sub-10 nm nanoparticles: the case of β-NaGdF4:Yb/Er@NaDyF4 nanoparticles

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Submitted
27 Feb 2018
Accepted
19 Mar 2018
First published
06 Apr 2018

This article is Open Access

RSC Adv., 2018,8, 12944-12950
Article type
Paper

Epitaxial growth of ultrathin layers on the surface of sub-10 nm nanoparticles: the case of β-NaGdF4:Yb/Er@NaDyF4 nanoparticles

Y. Su, L. Hao, K. Liu, J. Zhang, L. Dong, Y. Xu, Y. Lu and H. Qian, RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 12944
DOI: 10.1039/C8RA01752B

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