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Highly efficient NIR to NIR up-conversion CaWO4:Tm3+, Yb3+ nano phosphors and its application in bio imaging of deep tumors
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Journal of Material Sciences & Engineering

ISSN: 2169-0022

Open Access

Highly efficient NIR to NIR up-conversion CaWO4:Tm3+, Yb3+ nano phosphors and its application in bio imaging of deep tumors


14th International Conference on Energy and Materials Research

December 06-07, 2017 Dallas, USA

Bheeshma P Singh, Ajay Singh and Paras N Prasad

University at Buffalo, USA

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Material Sci Eng

Abstract :

CaWO4:Tm3+, Yb3+, Li+ nano-phosphors with intense NIR to NIR (excitation by 980 nm, emission at ~800 nm) up conversion were synthesized by a facile polyol route. The nanoparticles were of the order of ~20 to 60 nm. The XRD patterns confirmed a single-phase tetragonal scheelite structure having space group I41/a, irrespective of doping of small amounts of RE3+ and alkali ions. The incorporation of Li+ ions altered the crystal field symmetry around the Tm3+ ions, which increased the fâ??f transition probabilities of the RE3+ ions, and thus increased the up conversion intensities. Compared with CaWO4:Tm3+, Yb3+, the NIR to NIR up conversion emission intensity of 10 mol% Li+ substituted CaWO4:Tm3+, Yb3+ nanocrystals increased by 20-fold and can be pumped by ~1mW power 980 CW laser. The brightest CaWO4:Tm3+, Yb3+, Li+ nano-phosphor was applied for non-invasively visualizing the tumors in nude mice and successfully detected deep tumors in the thigh muscles. Results were based on oxide based UCNPs used for in vivo NIR-to-NIR bio-imaging which opens the window of achieving improved features using non-fluoride based UCNPs for bio-imaging.

Biography :

Bheeshma P Singh is working as SERB Indo-USA Post-doctoral fellow since January 2017 in Dept. of Chemistry at University at Buffalo, SUNY in the group of Prof. Paras N Prasad. His expertise mainly includes the nanomaterials synthesis and its bimodal applications such as efficient NIR to NIR biomarkers, ferro fluid based hybrid nanostructure for hyperthermia in cancer therapy, LEDs and all inorganic perovskite quantum dots for display applications.

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