Upconversion Nanomaterials for Biodetection and Multimodal Bioimaging Using Photoluminescence

Abstract

Lanthanide-doped upconversion nanomaterials are suitable for biological applications because of their near-infrared excitation property. The excitation wavelength is within the first biological window; therefore this can minimize the damage to biological samples for biomedical applications. Apart from upconversion luminescence, the doped lanthanide ions display inherent physical properties for multimodal bioimaging. The advance in nanotechnology also provides an opportunity for the synthesis of novel upconversion nanomaterial-based nanocomposites. Those hybrid structures further increase the number of modalities for biodiagnostic applications. In this chapter, we introduce the key features of lanthanide-doped nanomaterials and review the recent progress in biodetection and multimodal bioimaging.

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Upconversion Nanomaterials for Biodetection and Multimodal Bioimaging Using Photoluminescence
Book Title
Nanotechnology Characterization Tools for Biosensing and Medical Diagnosis
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-56333-5
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-56333-5_6
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  • Challa S.S.R. Kumar Send Email (1)
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  • 1 Integrated Mesoscale Architectures for Sustainable Catalysis (IMASC), Rowland Institute of Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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  • Ming-Kiu Tsang (2)
  • Yuen-Ting Wong (2)
  • Jianhua Hao Send Email (2)
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  • 2 Department of Applied Physics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HKSAR, Hung Hom, China
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