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Finding a Single Lanthanide Ion through Upconversion

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  • Xiaoyong Huang,

    1. Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 3, Singapore 117543 (Singapore)
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  • Prof. Xiaogang Liu

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    1. Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 3, Singapore 117543 (Singapore)
    2. Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, 3 Research Link, Singapore 117602 (Singapore)
    • Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 3, Singapore 117543 (Singapore)
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Abstract

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Beyond detection: Detection of a single lanthanide ion can be optically achieved by implementing a two-step upconversion process in YAG:Pr3+ nanocrystals (see picture).

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