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Title: Upconverting Fluorescent Nanoparticles for Biological Applications
Authors: Appavoo, I.A.
Zhang, Y. 
Issue Date: 2010
Source: Appavoo, I.A.,Zhang, Y. (2010). Upconverting Fluorescent Nanoparticles for Biological Applications. Emerging Nanotechnologies for Manufacturing : 159-175. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Fluorescent labelling is widely used as an indispensable tool in biology for the study of complex molecular interactions. Conventional downconversion fluorescence labels with ultraviolet (UV) or short wavelength excitation suffer from the presence of autofluorescence, low signal-to-noise ratio and incident photodamage to living organisms. This chapter focuses on upconverting fluorescent nanoparticles with excitation in near-infrared region. This has several advantages including very low autofluorescence, absence of photodamage to living organisms, high detection sensitivity and high light penetration depth. © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Emerging Nanotechnologies for Manufacturing
ISBN: 9780815515838
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-8155-1583-8.00006-5
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