Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 48, 2017
Previous Article Next Article

Controlled optical characteristics of lanthanide doped upconversion nanoparticles for emerging applications

Author affiliations

Abstract

Lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) can convert long wavelength excitation radiation in the near-infrared region to higher energy emission radiation from ultraviolet to near-infrared. The anti-Stokes luminescence process will result in high tissue penetration depth, low background noise and low photo-damage in bioimaging applications. Considering these excellent optical performances, UCNPs have been considered as the next generation of fluorescent probes for sensing and bioimaging based on near-infrared light stimulation. In this mini review, we highlight the recent advances of UCNPs in the field of emerging applications, such as dye sensitized UCNPs, photogene regulation, anti-counterfeiting, and super-resolution imaging, which depend on the optical modulation. Finally, we discuss the challenges and opportunities in the development of these new applications.

Graphical abstract: Controlled optical characteristics of lanthanide doped upconversion nanoparticles for emerging applications

Back to tab navigation

Article information


Submitted
17 Aug 2017
Accepted
13 Oct 2017
First published
13 Oct 2017

Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 16729-16737
Article type
Perspective

Controlled optical characteristics of lanthanide doped upconversion nanoparticles for emerging applications

X. Ge, J. Liu and L. Sun, Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 16729
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT03049E

Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements