Persistent luminescence nanomaterials (PLNMs) have recently come into limelight due to their remarkably long emission lifetime that is excitable ex vivo/in vivo and emissive in biological windows. All this potentiates themselves for better biodistribution mapping, pharmacokinetic evaluation, as well as longitudinal measurement than any other imaging counterparts. Upon combination with other modalities, multifunctional PLNMs have also been reported, such as photodynamic therapy, drug delivery, and bioanalytical sensing. In this chapter, we attempt to introduce readers from a newcomer perspective to the historical development, design and optimization principles, and potential bioapplications of PLNMs, hoping that you can appreciate the long afterglow and, as the chapter title, quickly grasp the trend.
|Title of host publication||Phosphors, Up Conversion Nano Particles, Quantum Dots and Their Applications|
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
Scopus Subject Areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Materials Science(all)