Structure and dysprosium dopant engineering of gadolinium oxide nanoparticles for enhanced dual-modal magnetic resonance and fluorescence imaging.


We report a class of multi-functional core-shell nanoarchitectures, consisting of silica nanospheres as the core and Gd2O3:Dy3+ nanocrystals as the ultra-thin shell, that enable unique multi-color living cell imaging and remarkable in vivo magnetic resonance imaging. These types of targeted cell imaging nanoarchitectures can be used as a variety of… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c6cp06712c