A microwave-assisted solution combustion synthesis to produce europium-doped calcium phosphate nanowhiskers for bioimaging applications.

@article{Wagner2013AMS,
  title={A microwave-assisted solution combustion synthesis to produce europium-doped calcium phosphate nanowhiskers for bioimaging applications.},
  author={Darcy E Wagner and Kathryn M Eisenmann and Andrea L. Nestor-Kalinoski and Sarit B. Bhaduri},
  journal={Acta biomaterialia},
  year={2013},
  volume={9 9},
  pages={8422-32}
}
Biocompatible nanoparticles possessing fluorescent properties offer attractive possibilities for multifunctional bioimaging and/or drug and gene delivery applications. Many of the limitations with current imaging systems center on the properties of the optical probes in relation to equipment technical capabilities. Here we introduce a novel high aspect ratio and highly crystalline europium-doped calcium phosphate nanowhisker produced using a simple microwave-assisted solution combustion… CONTINUE READING