Author(s) Kemal, E.; Peters, R.; Bourke, S.; Fairclough, S.; Bergstrom-Mann, P.; Owen, D.M.; Sandiford, L.; Dailey, L.A.; Green, M.
Journal Photochem Photobiol Sci
Date Published 2018 Jun 13

Self-assembling conjugated polymer nanoparticles containing PVK and PLGA-PEG as a matrix polymer were doped with both a luminescent rare-earth complex and magnetic nanoparticles (SPIONs), giving rise to materials that are both luminescent and magnetic. Nanoparticle sizes ranged from 80-110 nm without SPIONs and showed an increase in size (200-1000 nm) with additional SPION content (11-54%). Quantum yields (QYs) of 24% and 18% were measured for systems without and with 11% SPIONs, respectively. Optical properties were stable and suitable for biological imaging applications.

DOI 10.1039/c7pp00402h
ISSN 1474-9092
Citation Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2018;17(6):718721.

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