Tuning the upconversion photoluminescence lifetimes of NaYF4:Yb3+, Er3+ through lanthanide Gd3+ doping

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Title: Tuning the upconversion photoluminescence lifetimes of NaYF4:Yb3+, Er3+ through lanthanide Gd3+ doping
Authors: Qin, H
Wu, D
Sathian, J
Xie, X
Ryan, M
Xie, F
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The multiplexing capacity of conventional fluorescence materials are significantly limited by spectral overlap and background interference, mainly due to their short-lived fluorescence lifetimes. Here, we adopt a novel Gd3+ doping strategy in NaYF4 host materials, realized tuning of upconversion photoluminescence (UCPL) lifetimes at selective emissions. Time-correlated single-photon counting (TCSPC), was applied to measure the photoluminescence lifetimes accurately. We demonstrated the large dynamic range of lifetimes of upconversion nanoparticles with good upconversion quantum yields, mainly owing to the dominance of high efficient energy transfer upconversion mechanism. The exceptional tunable properties of upconversion materials allow great potential for them to be utilized in biotechnology and life sciences.
Issue Date: 23-Aug-2018
Date of Acceptance: 3-Aug-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/61954
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-30983-9
ISSN: 2045-2322
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Journal / Book Title: Scientific Reports
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
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Sponsor/Funder: Royal Academy Of Engineering
Funder's Grant Number: MMRE_P56611
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2018-08-23
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