Energy transfer between lanthanide to lanthanide in phosphors for bioapplications

Shuai Zha*, Celina Matuszewska, Ka Leung Wong

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhosphor Handbook
Subtitle of host publicationExperimental Methods for Phosphor Evaluation and Characterization
EditorsRu-Shi Liu, Xiaojun Wang
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781003098669
ISBN (Print)9780367555153, 9780367566227
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2022

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