Synthesis of high-quality lanthanide oxybromides nanocrystals with single-source precursor for promising applications in cancer cells imaging

Dong Yan, Bo Lei, Bo Chen, Xue Jun Wu, Zhengqing Liu, Na Li, Juan Ge, Yumeng Xue, Yaping Du, Zhiping Zheng, Hua Zhang

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Abstract

Nanocrystals of lanthanide oxybromides (LnOBrs) with low-phonon energy and high chemical stability are of particular interest for lighting and bioimaging applications. Here, for the first time, we report the synthesis of high-quality LnOBr (Ln = La, Eu, Gd, Tb) nanocrystals using the thermal decomposition of single-source precursors. Moreover, this robust and facile method can be used to synthesize optically active ultrathin EuOBr nanosheets and Eu3+-doped LaOBr nanocrystals with unique luminescence properties. Importantly, for the first time, the application of Eu3+-doped LaOBr nanocrystals in cancer cell imaging has been demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-26
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Materials Today
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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Lanthanoid Series Elements
Rare earth elements
Nanocrystals
Cells
Imaging techniques
Nanosheets
Chemical stability
Luminescence
Pyrolysis
Lighting

Keywords

  • Cancer cells imaging
  • Controlled synthesis
  • High-quality LnOBr nanocrystals
  • Lanthanide-containing nanomaterials
  • Single-source precursor

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  • Materials Science(all)

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Synthesis of high-quality lanthanide oxybromides nanocrystals with single-source precursor for promising applications in cancer cells imaging. / Yan, Dong; Lei, Bo; Chen, Bo; Wu, Xue Jun; Liu, Zhengqing; Li, Na; Ge, Juan; Xue, Yumeng; Du, Yaping; Zheng, Zhiping; Zhang, Hua.

In: Applied Materials Today, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2015, p. 20-26.

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Yan, Dong ; Lei, Bo ; Chen, Bo ; Wu, Xue Jun ; Liu, Zhengqing ; Li, Na ; Ge, Juan ; Xue, Yumeng ; Du, Yaping ; Zheng, Zhiping ; Zhang, Hua. / Synthesis of high-quality lanthanide oxybromides nanocrystals with single-source precursor for promising applications in cancer cells imaging. In: Applied Materials Today. 2015 ; Vol. 1, No. 1. pp. 20-26.
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