Nanophosphors doped with lanthanide ions possess unique optical characteristics that are widely utilized in biological applications, such as bioimaging, therapeutics and biosensors. The energy transfer (ET) among lanthanide ions is a photophysical process based on interactions between the excited donor and the acceptor. In this chapter, we first introduce the basic background of lanthanide ions and classification of various ET processes. Furthermore, we will summarize and elaborate their biomedical applications facilitated by exceptional optical properties and ET among lanthanide ions.
|Title of host publication||Phosphor Handbook|
|Subtitle of host publication||Experimental Methods for Phosphor Evaluation and Characterization|
|Editors||Ru-Shi Liu, Xiaojun Wang|
|Number of pages||21|
|ISBN (Print)||9780367555153, 9780367566227|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Jan 2022|
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