Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.2217/nnm.11.108
Title: Applications of upconversion nanoparticles in imaging, detection and therapy
Authors: Ang, L.Y. 
Lim, M.E.
Ong, L.C.
Zhang, Y. 
Keywords: detection
imaging
nanoparticles
therapy
upconversion
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Source: Ang, L.Y., Lim, M.E., Ong, L.C., Zhang, Y. (2011-09). Applications of upconversion nanoparticles in imaging, detection and therapy. Nanomedicine 6 (7) : 1273-1288. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.2217/nnm.11.108
Abstract: Upconversion nanoparticles (UCNs) are an emerging class of luminescent nanomaterials, exhibiting many advantages over conventional fluorophores, such as high signal-to-noise ratio and superior photostability. The near-infrared excitation wavelengths of these particles offer additional advantages such as deep tissue penetration and low photodamage to biological samples. In the last 5 years, with the advances in nanoparticles synthesis and modification technology, much research has been performed to exploit UCNs advantages and integrate them into various biological applications. This review focuses on the recent developments of UCNs as imaging, detection and therapeutic tools, highlighting the respective strategies adopted. © 2011 Future Medicine Ltd.
Source Title: Nanomedicine
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/68133
ISSN: 17435889
DOI: 10.2217/nnm.11.108
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