Luminescence and X-ray Absorption Properties of Uniform Eu3+:(H3O)Lu3F10 Nanoprobes
AbstractDue to the high atomic number of lutetium and the low phonon energy of the fluoride matrix, Lu-based fluoride nanoparticles doped with active lanthanide ions are potential candidates as bioprobes in both X-ray computed tomography and luminescent imaging. This paper shows a method for the fabrication of uniform, water-dispersible Eu3+:(H3O)Lu3F10 nanoparticles doped with different Eu contents. Their luminescent properties were studied by means of excitation and emission spectra as well as decay curves. The X-ray attenuation capacity of the phosphor showing the highest emission intensity was subsequently analyzed and compared with a commercial contrast agent. The results indicated that the 10% Eu3+-doped (H3O)Lu3F10 nanoparticles fabricated with the proposed polyol-based method are good candidates to be used as dual probes for luminescent imaging and X-ray computed tomography. View Full-Text
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González-Mancebo, D.; Becerro, A.I.; Corral, A.; Balcerzyk, M.; Ocaña, M. Luminescence and X-ray Absorption Properties of Uniform Eu3+:(H3O)Lu3F10 Nanoprobes. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 1153.
González-Mancebo D, Becerro AI, Corral A, Balcerzyk M, Ocaña M. Luminescence and X-ray Absorption Properties of Uniform Eu3+:(H3O)Lu3F10 Nanoprobes. Nanomaterials. 2019; 9(8):1153.Chicago/Turabian Style
González-Mancebo, Daniel; Becerro, Ana I.; Corral, Ariadna; Balcerzyk, Marcin; Ocaña, Manuel. 2019. "Luminescence and X-ray Absorption Properties of Uniform Eu3+:(H3O)Lu3F10 Nanoprobes." Nanomaterials 9, no. 8: 1153.
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