Luminescent, Colloidal, F-Substituted, Hydroxyapatite Nanocrystals

Authors

  • Dr. Junfeng Hui,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 10084 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62792791
    2. Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Degradable Biomedical Materials, Shaanxi R&D Center of Biomaterials and Fermentation Engineering, School of Chemical and Engineering, Northwest University, Xi'an, 710069 (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Dr. Xun Wang

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 10084 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62792791
    • Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 10084 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62792791
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Abstract

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Shiny, HAp(py) crystals: Luminescent, colloidal, F-substituted, hydroxyapatite (FHAp) nanocrystals have been synthesized by rare-earth-ion doping, which showed green emission in solutions and films and red emission in a polymer matrix. Due to the wide availability and excellent mechanical and biologically compatible properties, these luminescent nanocrystals may find applications in biological labeling, luminescent polymers, and so forth.

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