Rare-Earth Doped LaF₃ Nanocrystals for Upconversion Fluorescence
Author(s)Yi, Guang-Shun; Chow, Gan-Moog
Upconversion fluorescent nanocrystals, Yb-Er, Yb-Ho and Yb-Tm co-doped LaF₃ were chemically synthesized. The average particle size was 4.4 nm with a narrow size distribution of ± 0.3 nm. Under the 980 nm NIR excitation, the green, red and blue emission bands from these nanocrystals were observed, respectively. These nanocrystals have potential applications as bio-probes and displays.
Molecular Engineering of Biological and Chemical Systems (MEBCS)
Fluorescence, LaF3, nanocrystals, synthesis, upconversion