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Themed collection Photon Upconversion Nanomaterials

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Editorial

Photon upconversion nanomaterials

Guest editors Xiaogang Liu, Chun-Hua Yan and John A. Capobianco introduce the Photon Upconversion Nanomaterials issue of Chemical Society Reviews.

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From the themed collection: Photon Upconversion Nanomaterials
Open Access Review Article

Probing the nature of upconversion nanocrystals: instrumentation matters

Understanding upconversion nanocrystals: this review intends to summarize instrumental matters related to the characterization of upconversion nanocrystals from surface structures to intrinsic properties to ultimate challenges in nanocrystal analysis at single-particle levels.

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Review Article

Light upconverting core–shell nanostructures: nanophotonic control for emerging applications

Nanophotonic control of light upconversion in the hierarchical core–shell nanostructures, their biomedical, solar energy and security encoding applications were reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Light upconverting core–shell nanostructures: nanophotonic control for emerging applications
From the themed collection: Photon Upconversion Nanomaterials
Review Article

Combinatorial approaches for developing upconverting nanomaterials: high-throughput screening, modeling, and applications

This review surveys the use of combinatorial and high-throughput techniques for the rapid discovery, optimization, and application of upconverting nanomaterials.

Graphical abstract: Combinatorial approaches for developing upconverting nanomaterials: high-throughput screening, modeling, and applications
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Review Article

Advances in the theoretical understanding of photon upconversion in rare-earth activated nanophosphors

A comprehensive review of the theoretical background is provided for understanding photon upconversion with particular attention to assessing photoluminescence dynamics in rare-earth activated nanophosphors.

Graphical abstract: Advances in the theoretical understanding of photon upconversion in rare-earth activated nanophosphors
From the themed collection: Photon Upconversion Nanomaterials
Review Article

Energy transfer in lanthanide upconversion studies for extended optical applications

In this review, the various energy transfer pathways involved in lanthanide-related upconversion emissions are comprehensively discussed.

Graphical abstract: Energy transfer in lanthanide upconversion studies for extended optical applications
From the themed collection: Photon Upconversion Nanomaterials
Review Article

Stimuli responsive upconversion luminescence nanomaterials and films for various applications

This review highlights recent advances in upconversion luminescence materials in response to various stimuli for a broad spectrum of applications.

Graphical abstract: Stimuli responsive upconversion luminescence nanomaterials and films for various applications
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Review Article

Upconverting nanoparticles: assessing the toxicity

Based on a survey of existing studies, low nanotoxicity of lanthanide doped upconverting nanoparticles holds promise for their safety and suitability for biomedical detection and imaging.

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From the themed collection: Nanotoxicology
Open Access Review Article

Surface modification and characterization of photon-upconverting nanoparticles for bioanalytical applications

A well-defined surface architecture is essential to generate water-dispersible UCNPs that are long-term stable and enable a wealth of bioanalytical applications.

Graphical abstract: Surface modification and characterization of photon-upconverting nanoparticles for bioanalytical applications
From the themed collection: Photon Upconversion Nanomaterials
Review Article

The biosafety of lanthanide upconversion nanomaterials

The association between the chemo-physical properties of UCNPs and their biodistribution, excretion, and toxic effects is presented in this review.

Graphical abstract: The biosafety of lanthanide upconversion nanomaterials
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Review Article

Lanthanide-doped upconversion nano-bioprobes: electronic structures, optical properties, and biodetection

The latest advances in lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles were comprehensively reviewed, which covers from their fundamental photophysics to biodetection.

Graphical abstract: Lanthanide-doped upconversion nano-bioprobes: electronic structures, optical properties, and biodetection
From the themed collection: Photon Upconversion Nanomaterials
Review Article

Lab on upconversion nanoparticles: optical properties and applications engineering via designed nanostructure

This review aims to summarize recent progress in optical properties and applications engineering of upconversion nanoparticles via the designed nanostructure.

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Review Article

Current advances in lanthanide ion (Ln3+)-based upconversion nanomaterials for drug delivery

This review mainly focuses on the recent advances in various chemical syntheses of Ln3+-based upconversion nanomaterials, with special emphasis on their application in stimuli-response controlled drug release and subsequent therapy.

Graphical abstract: Current advances in lanthanide ion (Ln3+)-based upconversion nanomaterials for drug delivery
From the themed collection: Photon Upconversion Nanomaterials
Review Article

Upconversion nanoparticles as versatile light nanotransducers for photoactivation applications

Upconversion nanoparticles enable use of near infrared light for spatially and temporally controlled activation of therapeutic compounds in deeper tissues.

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Tutorial Review

Excitation energy migration dynamics in upconversion nanomaterials

Excitation energy migration in a rare earth ions doped upconversion nanoparticle.

Graphical abstract: Excitation energy migration dynamics in upconversion nanomaterials
From the themed collection: Photon Upconversion Nanomaterials
Tutorial Review

Photon upconversion in core–shell nanoparticles

This tutorial review highlights recent advances in the development of upconversion core–shell nanoparticles to cater for biological and energy applications.

Graphical abstract: Photon upconversion in core–shell nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Photon Upconversion Nanomaterials
Tutorial Review

Upconverting nanoparticles: a versatile platform for wide-field two-photon microscopy and multi-modal in vivo imaging

Upconverting nanoparticles (UCNPs) enable the establishment of a novel UCNP-based platform for wide-field two-photon microscopy and multimodal in vivo imaging.

Graphical abstract: Upconverting nanoparticles: a versatile platform for wide-field two-photon microscopy and multi-modal in vivo imaging
From the themed collection: Photon Upconversion Nanomaterials
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About this collection

We are pleased to present a themed issue of Chemical Society Reviews which aims to focus on recent developments in photon upconversion nanomaterials over a broad range of disciplines. The issue is guest edited by Chunhua Yan (Peking University), John Capobianco (Concordia University) and Xiaogang Liu (National University of Singapore). New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.

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