Nanotech 2012 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2012 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2012: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites (Volume 1)

Nanoparticle Synthesis & Applications Chapter 4

Luminescent Terbium/Europium chelates-based Silica Nanoparticles : Stability and Incorporation Efficiency measured by Radioactive Probe

Authors: N. Wartenberg, O. Raccurt, M. Mazzanti, D. Imbert, E. Bourgeat-Lami

Affilation: Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, France

Pages: 488 - 490

Keywords: radioactive probe, organolanthanides, luminescent nanoparticles

We describe an original method based on europium-chelated radioactive measurements to investigate and compare the incorporation (by a reverse microemulsion-mediated sol-gel process without covalent bond) and the stability of two different organolanthanides into silica nanoparticles. In addition, scanning transmission electron microscopy in high angle annular dark field mode was used to locate the rare earth atoms inside the silica particles. We demonstrate in the present study that the chemical nature of the ligand has a strong impact on the organolanthanide localization inside the particles , which in turns influences the final concentration and stability over leakage. Besides, we point out the reliability of the radioactive method over classical ICPMS technique.

ISBN: 978-1-4665-6274-5
Pages: 804
Hardcopy: $209.95