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Keywords:

  • light-degradable polymers;
  • upconverting nanoparticles;
  • photo-induced degradation;
  • photo-release
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By encapsulating NaYF4:Tm.Yb upconverting nanocrystals in UV-degradable polymer capsules, it is possible to access efficient polymer photodegradation and remotely controlled release using near-IR laser light at an unprecedentedly low power.