808 nm driven Nd3+-sensitized upconversion nanostructures for photodynamic therapy and simultaneous fluorescence imaging.

@article{Wang2015808ND,
  title={808 nm driven Nd3+-sensitized upconversion nanostructures for photodynamic therapy and simultaneous fluorescence imaging.},
  author={Dan Wang and B. B. Xue and Xianggui Kong and Langping Tu and Xiaomin Liu and Youlin Zhang and Yulei Chang and Yongshi Luo and Huiying Zhao and Hong Zhang},
  journal={Nanoscale},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={190-7}
}
The in vivo biological applications of upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) prefer excitation at 700-850 nm, instead of 980 nm, due to the absorption of water. Recent approaches in constructing robust Nd(3+) doped UCNPs with 808 nm excitation properties rely on a thick Nd(3+) sensitized shell. However, for the very important and popular Förster resonance… CONTINUE READING