369 pages | 39 Color Illus. | 73 B/W Illus.
Upconverting Nanomaterials: Perspectives, Synthesis, and Applications serves as a powerful instrument that explores cutting-edge research knowledge on the topic of upconverting nanosystems, while simultaneously providing the necessary fundamental background for nonspecialist readers. The various aspects of upconverting materials are approached both from a theoretical point of view, particularly upconverting phenomenon, and a practical one. By presenting synthetic strategies, functionalization, production of core shell structures and nanocomposites, this book supplies PhD students, researchers, and scientists with a wealth of ideas they can apply to different fields of research. Thirty-five renowned scientists from around the world have collaborated to produce 11 chapters that help to "make a voyage" through the most important aspects of UPNPs, including syntheses, mechanism, functionalization, and applications.
"The editor has done an excellent job in both the selection of authors for the individual chapters and also in the way she has presented the chapters.
The authors have written this in a way that someone like me with little knowledge of the area can understand the principles but I believe that someone skilled in the area would also find this useful.
This book also provides a very broad reference platform as at the end of each chapter there are excellent, up to date references. You may have realised already, I think this book is well worth the £127 selling price."
—Peter Myers, Chromatographia Journal 2017
Section I: Synthesis and Mechanism. A perspective on lanthanide chemistry. Principle of luminescence upconversion and its enhancement in nanosystems. Synthesis of upconverting nanomaterials: Designing the composition and the nanostructure. Functionalization Aspects of Water Dispersible Upconversion Nanoparticles. Synergistic Effects in Organic-Coated Upconversion Nanoparticles. Tuning Optical Properties of Lanthanide Upconversion Nanoparticles. Upconversion Enhancement Using Epitaxial Core/Shell Nanostructures. Section II: Applications. Active-Core-Active-Shell Upconverting Nanoparticles: novel mechanisms, features and perspectives for bio-labeling. Upconversion Nanoparticles for Phototherapy. Upconverting Nanoparticles for Security Applications. Nanothermometry using Upconverting Nanoparticles.