Photon Upconversion Nanomaterials

  • Fan Zhang

Part of the Nanostructure Science and Technology book series (NST)

About this book


This book introduces the latest advances made in both fundamental studies and potential applications of upconversion nanomaterials, particularly in the field of high-resolution in vitro bioanalysis and in vivo imaging. This book starts with the synthesis and characterization, and focuses on applications ranging from materials science to biology. Above all, it describes cutting-edge advances in upconversion nanophosphor (UCNP)-based applications in multiplexed encoding, guest delivery and release systems, photodynamic therapy (PDT), solar cells, photocatalysis and so on. The major barriers that currently prevent UCNPs from being used in mainstream applications are also presented in detail.


Anti-counterfeiting materials Controlled synthesis Lanthanide ions doped nanocrystals Light activated therapy Luminescence efficiency Multiplexed detection Optical spectroscopy Photon upconversion nanomaterials Surface modification and bioconjugation Thermal sensing

Authors and affiliations

  • Fan Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryFudan universityShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-45596-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-45597-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5744
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7976
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