Focus on: Upconverting nanocrystals

Journal of Materials Chemisty Feature Article
Rare earth fluoride nano-/microcrystals: synthesis, surface modification and application
Chunxia Li and Jun Lin
J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 6831-6847 

Acetate–citrate gel combustion: a strategy for the synthesis of nanosized lutetium hafnate phosphor powders
Alessandro Lauria, Norberto Chiodini, Mauro Fasoli, Eva Mihóková, Federico Moretti, Angeloclaudio Nale, Martin Nikl and Anna Vedda
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 8975-8978 

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)-controlled synthesis of multicolor lanthanide doped BaYF5 upconversion nanocrystals
Hailong Qiu, Guanying Chen, Liang Sun, Shuwei Hao, Gang Han and Chunhui Yang
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, Advance Article

Water dispersible ultra-small multifunctional KGdF4:Tm3+, Yb3+ nanoparticles with near-infrared to near-infrared upconversion
Hon-Tung Wong, Fiorenzo Vetrone, Rafik Naccache, Helen Lai Wa Chan, Jianhua Hao and John A. Capobianco
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, Advance Article

Novel fabrication of NIR-vis upconversion NaYF4:Ln (Ln = Yb, Er, Tm) crystal layers by a flux coating method
Sayaka Suzuki, Katsuya Teshima, Toshiko Wakabayashi, Hiromasa Nishikiori, Takahiro Ishizaki and Shuji Oishi
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 13847-13852

Greatly enhanced size-tunable ultraviolet upconversion luminescence of monodisperse β-NaYF4:Yb,Tm nanocrystals
Feng Shi, Jianshuo Wang, Daisheng Zhang, Guanshi Qin and Weiping Qin
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 13413-13421

Multicolor upconverted luminescence-encoded superparticles via controlling self-assembly based on hydrophobic lanthanide-doped NaYF4 nanocrystals
Qingbin Zhang, Xin Wang and Yimin Zhu
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 12132-12138

A facile method to synthesize superparamagnetic and up-conversion luminescent NaYF4:Yb, Er/Tm@SiO2@Fe3O4 nanocomposite particles and their bioapplication
Dan Hu, Min Chen, Yuan Gao, Fuyou Li and Limin Wu
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 11276-11282

Utilizing the amidation reaction to address the “cooperative effect” of carboxylic acid/amine on the size, shape, and multicolor output of fluoride upconversion nanoparticles
Wenbin Niu, Suli Wu and Shufen Zhang
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 10894-10902

Functionalization of upconverted luminescent NaYF4 : Yb/Er nanocrystals by folic acid–chitosan conjugates for targeted lung cancer cell imaging
Qingtao Chen, Xin Wang, Fenghua Chen, Qingbin Zhang, Bing Dong, Hui Yang, Guixia Liu and Yimin Zhu
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 7661-7667

Multifunctional NaYF4 : Yb3+,Er3+@Ag core/shell nanocomposites: integration of upconversion imaging and photothermal therapy
Biao Dong, Sai Xu, Jiao Sun, Shan Bi, Dan Li, Xue Bai, Yu Wang, Liping Wang and Hongwei Song
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 6193-6200

Colloidal synthesis and remarkable enhancement of the upconversion luminescence of BaGdF5:Yb3+/Er3+ nanoparticles by active-shell modification
Dongmei Yang, Chunxia Li, Guogang Li, Mengmeng Shang, Xiaojiao Kang and Jun Lin
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 5923-5927
Color control and white light generation of upconversion luminescence by operating dopant concentrations and pump densities in Yb3+, Er3+ and Tm3+ tri-doped Lu2O3 nanocrystals
Yanping Li, Jiahua Zhang, Yongshi Luo, Xia Zhang, Zhendong Hao and Xiaojun Wang
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 2895-2900

Controllable synthesis of NaYF4 : Yb,Er upconversion nanophosphors and their application to in vivo imaging of Caenorhabditis elegans
Jing Chen, Changrun Guo, Meng Wang, Lei Huang, Liping Wang, Congcong Mi, Jing Li, Xuexun Fang, Chuanbin Mao and Shukun Xu
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 2632-2638

Efficient oxide phosphors for light upconversion; green emission from Yb3+ and Ho3+ co-doped Ln2BaZnO5 (Ln = Y, Gd)
Isabelle Etchart, Ignacio Hernández, Arnaud Huignard, Mathieu Bérard, William. P. Gillin, Richard. J. Curry and Anthony K. Cheetham
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 1387-1394

Controllable and white upconversion luminescence in BaYF5:Ln3+ (Ln = Yb, Er, Tm) nanocrystals
Cuimiao Zhang, Ping’ an Ma, Chunxia Li, Guogang Li, Shanshan Huang, Dongmei Yang, Mengmeng Shang, Xiaojiao Kang and Jun Lin
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 717-723

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