Near Infrared-Emitting Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications

  • Antonio Benayas
  • Eva Hemmer
  • Guosong Hong
  • Daniel Jaque

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Asier Marcos-Vidal, Juan José Vaquero, Jorge Ripoll
    Pages 1-20
  3. Blanca del Rosal, Giju Thomas, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Paul R. Stoddart
    Pages 21-47
  4. Haotian Du, Hao Wan, Hongjie Dai
    Pages 83-101
  5. Prakrit V. Jena, Christian Cupo, Daniel A. Heller
    Pages 103-132
  6. Tayline V. de Medeiros, Rafik Naccache
    Pages 133-161
  7. Bruno Viana, Cyrille Richard, Victor Castaing, Estelle Glais, Morgane Pellerin, Jianhua Liu et al.
    Pages 163-197
  8. Dirk H. Ortgies, Emma Martín Rodríguez
    Pages 199-229
  9. L. Marciniak, K. Kniec, K. Elzbieciak, A. Bednarkiewicz
    Pages 305-347
  10. Takashi Jin, Yasutomo Nomura
    Pages 349-374
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 375-384

About this book


This book analyzes and evaluates the growing field of light-emitting nanoprobes as contrast agents for in vivo imaging and sensing. It is a comprehensive resource that critically analyzes the state of the art in an interdisciplinary manner, with a special focus on the shift of emission wavelengths into the near-infrared (NIR) spectral region (ranging from 0.7 to 2 microns), which has greatly contributed to the latest advances in biomedical imaging and sensing. This book discusses merits of different contrast agents at nanoscale, and how their unique chemical and structural properties lead to the emission and interaction of light within the NIR window. Both the NIR-emitting materials and various surface modification strategies governing their interactions with the biological system at the “nano” level are discussed. Furthermore, different experimental techniques and protocols for NIR-light-based in vivo imaging and sensing are addressed to shed light on further understanding of the advantages and limitations of each category of these nanoprobes. 

  • Assembles the state of the art heretofore appearing in scientific literature into a comprehensive, multi-perspective guidebook on near infrared-emitting nanomaterials in an assortment of biomedical applications;
  • Explains the physical, chemical, and biological phenomena underlying near infrared-emitting nanomaterials for biomedical applications;
  • Presents conceptual and experimental approaches surrounding a unique spectral range of light emission from nanosized contrast agents, while offering a clear explanation of basic and general phenomena regarding the interaction between light and biological tissues, such as absorption, scattering and autofluorescence.


group IV elements biological windows biomedicine molecular imaging deep-tissue imaging photothermal therapy photodynamic therapy biosensors fluorescence tomography “see-and-treat” procedures in biomedicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Benayas
    • 1
  • Eva Hemmer
    • 2
  • Guosong Hong
    • 3
  • Daniel Jaque
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Physics and CICECO – Aveiro Institute of MaterialsUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular SciencesUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  3. 3.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringWu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  4. 4.Physics of Materials DepartmentUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain

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