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Use of upconverting fluorescent nanoparticles for bioimaging
Author(s): Dev K. Chatterjee; Yong Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Lanthanide doped nanocrystals with upconversion fluorescence emission have been synthesized. The surface of these nanocrystals are modified to render them water dispersible and biocompatible. Use of these nanocrystals for bioimaging introduces many advantages, for example, minimum photo-damage to biological samples, weak auto-fluorescence, high detection sensitivity, high light penetration depth, etc. Here, we use upconversion nanocrystals to label cancer cells and demonstrate confocal imaging of the labeled cells implanted in mouse muscle.

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Date Published: 23 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8272, Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication V, 827206 (23 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.905939
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Dev K. Chatterjee, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Yong Zhang, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8272:
Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication V
Zameer Ul Hasan; Philip R. Hemmer; Hwang Lee; Charles M. Santori, Editor(s)

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