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|Title: ||Layered double hydroxide nanoparticles incorporating terbium: applicability as a fluorescent probe and morphology modifier.|
|Authors: ||Musumeci, AW|
|Issue Date: ||Jan-2010|
|Citation: ||Musumeci, A. W., Xu, Z. P., Smith, S. V., Minchin, R. F., & Martin, D. J. (2010). Layered double hydroxide nanoparticles incorporating terbium: applicability as a fluorescent probe and morphology modifier. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12(1), 111-120.|
|Abstract: ||Stable and non-invasive fluorescent probes for nanotoxicological investigations are greatly needed to track the fate of nanoparticles in biological systems. The potential for terbium (Tb) to act as a fluorescent probe and its effect on layered double hydroxide (LDH) nanoparticle morphology are presented in this study. Incorporation of Tb during synthesis offers a simple methodology to easily tailor LDH nanoparticle thickness. A three-fold reduction in the average crystallite thickness (from 13 to 4 nm) has been achieved, whilst preferential lateral growth of LDH nanoparticles in the a-b crystal plane has been observed with increasing Tb loadings. Remarkably, Tb-LDH nanoparticles have emitted green fluorescence with a fluorescence quantum yield of 0.044. © 2010, Springer. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com|
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