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Intriguing aspects of lanthanide luminescence

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The enthralling properties of lanthanide luminescence have propelled luminescent probes, tags and materials based on these elements to the forefront of science and technology. In this minireview, attention is focused on the latest innovations and on less-known aspects of this field. Exciting new developments in bioimaging, therapy, drug delivery, security tags, luminescent sensors, and solar energy conversion are highlighted.

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The article was received on 02 Dec 2012, accepted on 13 Jan 2013 and first published on 17 Jan 2013

Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC22126A
Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 1939-1949

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    Intriguing aspects of lanthanide luminescence

    J. G. Bünzli and S. V. Eliseeva, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 1939
    DOI: 10.1039/C3SC22126A

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