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Journal of NanomaterialsVolume 2012 2012, Article ID 706134, 9 pages

Review Article

Division of Medical Engineering Research, National Health Research Institutes, Zhunan 350, Taiwan

Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan

Received 17 February 2012; Accepted 11 April 2012

Academic Editor: Patricia Murray

Copyright © 2012 Ching-Ping Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Elaborate design of energy transfer systems in luminescent nanocrystals revealed tremendous advantages in nanotechnology, especially in biosensing and drug delivery systems. Recently, upconversion nanoparticles have been discussed as promising probes as labels in biological assays and imaging. This article reviews the works performed in the recent years using quantum dot- and rare-earth doped nanoparticle-based energy transfer systems for biomedical applications.

Autor: Ching-Ping Liu, Shih-Hsun Cheng, Nai-Tzu Chen, and Leu-Wei Lo



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