Tunable Near Infrared to Ultraviolet Upconversion Luminescence Enhancement in (alpha-NaYF :Yb,Tm)/CaF Core/Shell Nanoparticles for In situ Real-time Recorded Biocompatible Photoactivation
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
A family of upconverting nanoparticles (UCNPs) with a tunable UV enhancement is developed via a facile approach. The design leads to a maximum 9-fold enhancement in comparison with known optimal beta-phase core/shell UCNPs in water. A highly effective and rapid in situ real-time live-cell photoactivation is recorded for the first time with such nanoparticles.
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Citation: Small. 2013 May 22. doi: 10.1002/smll.201300234. Link to article on publisher's site
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Shen, Jie; Chen, Guanying; Ohulchanskyy, Tymish Y.; Kesseli, Samuel J.; Buchholz, Steven; Li, Zhipeng; Prasad, Paras N.; and Han, Gang, "Tunable Near Infrared to Ultraviolet Upconversion Luminescence Enhancement in (alpha-NaYF :Yb,Tm)/CaF Core/Shell Nanoparticles for In situ Real-time Recorded Biocompatible Photoactivation" (2013). University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications. 6.