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Core–shell rare-earth-doped nanostructures in biomedicine

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Abstract

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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Submitted
20 Mar 2018
Accepted
31 May 2018
First published
31 May 2018

Nanoscale, 2018,10, 12935-12956
Article type
Review Article

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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