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Special Issue "Nanophosphors for Solid-State Lighting and Biomedical Applications"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanophotonics Materials and Devices".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 April 2023 | Viewed by 2504
Special Issue Editors
Interests: nanoparticle synthesis; photoluminescence; solid-state lighting; bio-imaging; drug delivery
Interests: nanomicro structures; solid-state lighting; bio-imaging; drug delivery; electrochemical energy storage
Special Issue Information
Currently, the use of nanophosphors in medicine has been emerging as a new-generation versatile tool for fluorescence imaging, drug delivery, and imaging-guided therapy, among other applications where the fluorescent nanoparticles can efficiently cross physiological barriers to reach target sites safely and sustainably cure the diseased areas (e.g., cancers). Compared to conventional fluorescent dyes and quantum dots, lanthanide-ions-doped nanophosphors exhibit unique optical properties, superior photostability, and good chemical stability. Of particular interest are upconversion nanophosphors, which can convert low-energy near-infrared (NIR) light to high-energy visible light. They have received a great deal of attention in a variety of biomedical fields because of their sharp emission lines, long lifetimes, very low autofluorescence, anti-Stokes shift, absence of photo damage to living organisms, high detection sensitivity, and high depth of light penetration. Therefore, in light of the current progress in this field, this Issue is dedicated to reporting novel phosphor materials (from downconversion to upconversion) for effective therapeutic applications.
This issue also focusses on the development of novel phosphor materials for solid-state lighting applications. As we know, nanophosphors are highly advantageous for the fabrication of desired light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with specific wavelengths which are useful for indoor, outdoor, forensic science, and horticultural lighting applications. Therefore, our aim is to focus on the wider range of nanophosphor applications.
Dr. Eluri Pavitra
Dr. Ganji Seeta Rama Raju
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- inorganic phosphor materials
- lanthanide ions
- upconversion nanophosphors
- luminescence properties
- cell viability
- cellular uptake
- fluorescence imaging
- magnetic resonance imaging
- optical thermometry
- photodynamic therapy