European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

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Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.686

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 12/46 (Chemistry Inorganic & Nuclear)

Online ISSN: 1099-0682

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemCatChem, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie

2008_29/2008Synthesis of Spherical Down- and Up-Conversion NaYF4-Based Nanophosphors with Tunable Size in Ethylene Glycol without Surfactants or Capping Additives (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 29/2008)

The cover picture shows spherical nanoparticles consisting of NaYF4 co-doped with Er3+/Yb3+, which have been synthesised through a procedure simpler and less harmful than other methods previously reported, since it does not require the use of surfactant or capping additives. As illustrated in the picture, these nanoparticles emit visible light in the green and red regions when irradiated with infrared (980 nm) radiation. This property, known as up-conversion fluorescence, confers on the nanophosphors potential applications in several fields, including biotechnology. Details are discussed in the article by M. Ocaña et al. on p. 4517 ff.

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