Soft X-ray activated NaYF4:Gd/Tb scintillating nanorods for in vivo dual-modal X-ray/X-ray-induced optical bioimaging.

@article{Li2017SoftXA,
  title={Soft X-ray activated NaYF4:Gd/Tb scintillating nanorods for in vivo dual-modal X-ray/X-ray-induced optical bioimaging.},
  author={Xiaolong Li and Zhenluan Xue and Mingyang Jiang and Youbin Li and Songjun Zeng and Hongrong Liu},
  journal={Nanoscale},
  year={2017},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={
          342-350
        }
}
Lanthanide (Ln) nanocrystals using soft X-ray as an excitation source have received significant research interest due to the advantages of unlimited penetration depth of X-ray light. In this study, we demonstrated an efficient scintillator based on NaYF4:Gd nanorods (denoted as NRs) doped with different contents of terbium (Tb) ions for optical bioimaging under X-ray irradiation. The experimental results showed that the emission intensity was correlated to the doping contents of Tb3+, and the… CONTINUE READING