Published: Feb. 26, 2014

Prashant NagpalA recent Nagpal Group paper on enhancing upconversion of infrared photons (“heat”) to ultraviolet-visible photons has been highlighted by Nature Materials. Such technology could improve solar cell performance and biological imaging of deep tissue. 

This research was also featured in Hispanic BusinessVertical News, and the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE).

The original paper, titled “Plasmon-Enhanced Energy Transfer for Improved Upconversion of Infrared Radiation in Doped-Lanthanide Nanocrystals,” was published in Nano Letters and featured in an article on the ChBE website.