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.

part |2 pages

Section I Syntheses, Mechanism, and Functionalization

chapter 1|16 pages

A Perspective on Lanthanide Chemistry

BySimon A. Cotton

chapter 2|18 pages

Principle of Luminescence Upconversion and Its Enhancement in Nanosystems

ByHong Zhang, Langping P. Tu, Xiao Min Liu

chapter 3|32 pages

Synthesis of Upconverting Nanomaterials: Designing the Composition and Nanostructure

ByAdolfo Speghini, Marco Pedroni, Nelsi Zaccheroni, and Enrico Rampazzo

chapter 4|32 pages

Functionalization Aspects of Water Dispersible Upconversion Nanoparticles

ByMarkus Buchner, Verena Muhr, Sandy-Franziska Himmelstoß, Thomas Hirsch

chapter 5|38 pages

Synergistic Effects in Organic-Coated Upconversion Nanoparticles

ByLaura Francés-Soriano, María González-Béjar, Julia Pérez-Prieto

chapter 6|24 pages

Tuning Optical Properties of Lanthanide Upconversion Nanoparticles

ByYuanwei Zhang, Zhanjun Li, Xiang Wu, Gang Han

chapter 7|30 pages

Upconversion Enhancement Using Epitaxial Core–Shell Nanostructures

ByShuwei Hao, Jing Liu, Meiling Tan, Guanying Chen

part |2 pages

Section II Applications

chapter 8|60 pages

Active-Core–Active-Shell Upconverting Nanoparticles: Novel Mechanisms, Features, and Perspectives for Biolabeling

ByK. Prorok, D. Wawrzyńczyk, M. Misiak, A. Bednarkiewicz

chapter 9|36 pages

Upconversion Nanoparticles for Phototherapy

ByAkshaya Bansal, Zhang Yong

chapter 10|28 pages

Upconverting Nanoparticles for Security Applications

ByA. Baride, J. Meruga

chapter 11|40 pages

Nanothermometry Using Upconverting Nanoparticles

ByEva Hemmer, Fiorenzo Vetrone