University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Title

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

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Date

5-22-2013

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Nanoparticles

Disciplines

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Abstract

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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