Special Issue "Current Trends in Up-Converting Nanoparticles"


A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. John Capobianco
Concordia University Research Chair in Nanoscience, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Co-Director Centre for NanoScience Research, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W., SP 275.13, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1R6, Canada
Website: http://nanoscience.concordia.ca/people/johncapobianco/
E-Mail: john.capobianco@concordia.ca
Phone: +514 848 2424
Interests: upconversion; lanthanides; synthesis of lanthanide doped nanoparticles; bioimaging; MRI; PDT; photoswitching

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Upconverting nanomaterials have received enormous attention over the past years, resulting in a plethora of applications, which impact our daily lives. These applications cover a range of fields (from chemistry, physics and biology, to medicine, engineering and electronics), and may be considered to cover four broad categories: optoelectronics, bio-nanomedicine, security and alternative energy. The enormous number of publications, which has accelerated since the late 90’s and the continued development of upconverting nanomaterials reflect this.

This issue of Nanomaterials will consider the synthesis, characterization, functionalization and applications (MRI, PDT, imaging, theranostic, photovoltaic, optoelectonics) of upconverting nanomaterials.

Prof. Dr. John Capobianco
Guest Editor


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  • upconversion
  • nanomaterials
  • synthesis
  • bionanomedicine
  • optoelectronic
  • solar cells
  • fluorescence energy transfer

Published Papers (4 papers)

by , , , ,  and
Nanomaterials 2014, 4(1), 129-154; doi:10.3390/nano4010129
Received: 23 December 2013; in revised form: 23 January 2014 / Accepted: 27 January 2014 / Published: 6 February 2014
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by ,  and
Nanomaterials 2014, 4(1), 69-86; doi:10.3390/nano4010069
Received: 17 December 2013; in revised form: 2 January 2014 / Accepted: 2 January 2014 / Published: 8 January 2014
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by , , , , , ,  and
Nanomaterials 2014, 4(1), 55-68; doi:10.3390/nano4010055
Received: 11 December 2013; in revised form: 30 December 2013 / Accepted: 30 December 2013 / Published: 3 January 2014
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by ,  and
Nanomaterials 2013, 3(4), 583-591; doi:10.3390/nano3040583
Received: 10 October 2013; in revised form: 20 October 2013 / Accepted: 21 October 2013 / Published: 24 October 2013
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Last update: 23 April 2013

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