Special Issue "Luminescent Rare-Earth-Based Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 12246
Interests: nanomaterials; luminescence; luminescent thermometry; multifunctional nanoparticles; up-conversion; light-to-heat conversion; luminescent imaging
Rare-earth-doped inorganic phosphors have been an exciting subject of research for decades due to their unique and fascinating luminescent properties, such as a strong emission intensity with sharp emission lines and long luminescent lifetimes. Their wide range of applications, including lighting, displays, scintillators, solid-state lasers, and optical storage, confirms their great importance. Doping lanthanide ions into nanoparticles not only extends the list of potential applications of rare-earth-doped phosphors but enables, among other things, the development of diagnostic and theranostic tools with unprecedented functionality. An appropriate composition, stoichiometry, and architecture of such nanoparticles will allow for the creation of multifunctional materials that combine optical temperature, pressure, and pH sensing with luminescence imaging and light-to-heat conversion. Although unparalleled and impressive, their capabilities have yet to be fully explored and understood.
To respond to the expectations of our readers and provide a picture of recent progress in the field of lanthanide nanocrystalline phosphors, we have established a Special Issue of Nanomaterials entitled “Luminescent Rare-Earth-Based Nanomaterials”.
Dr. Łukasz Marciniak
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- rare earth
- optical properties
- down shifting
- down conversion
- up conversion
- luminescent thermometry
- all optical sensors
- light-to-heat convertors.