Dr. Wei Chen - Journal Publications


  1. Philippe F. Smet, Bruno Viana, Setsuhisa Tanabe, Mingying Peng, Jorma Hölsä, and Wei Chen, Feature issue introduction: persistent and photostimulable phosphors – an established research field with clear challenges ahead, OPTICAL MATERIALS EXPRESS, 2016, 6 (4): 1414, DOI:10.1364/OME.6.001414
  2. . Brian Bui, Li Liu, Wei Chen, Latex Carrier for Improving Protoporphyrin IX for Photodynamic Therapy, Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy (accepted)
  3. Hong Gao, Chunzhi Li, Wei Chen, Mei Wang, and Junying Zhang, New Observations on the Hydrogen Production from Formaldehyde by Cu Microcrystals, Materials Science Bulletin (accepted)
  4. Wei Chen, Wei Zhang, Mingying Peng, Lin Li, and Xitian Zhang, A Special Section on Luminescence Nanomaterials, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2016, 16: 3436
  5. Bangfu Ding, Wei Chen, Zilong Tang, and Junying Zhang, Tuning Phosphorene Nanoribbon Electronic Structure through Edge Oxidization, J. Phys. Chem. C. 2016, 120:2149−2158
  6. Wang Ma, Shengen Yi, Liangwu Lin, He Huang, Tao Peng, Zhongtao Liu, Zhipeng Liu, Dongni Pei, Xiongying Miao, Yu Wen, Wei Chen, and Li Xiong, Anticancer Effect of Photodynamic Therapy with Photosan-Loaded Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles on Panc-1 Pancreatic Cancer Cells In Vitro, 2016, 8:1145–1153
  7. Lei Li, Sunil K. Sahi, Mingying Peng, Eric B. Lee, Lun Ma, Jennifer L. Wojtowicz, John H. Malin, Wei Chen, Luminescence- and nanoparticle mediated increase of light absorption by photoreceptor cells: Converting UV light to visible light, Scientific Reports, 6:20821 DOI: 10.1038/srep20821
  8. Leila Hossein Rashidi, Homa Homayoni, Xiaoju Zou, Li Liu, Wei Chen, Investigation of the strategies for targeting of the afterglownanoparticles to tumor cells, Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy, 2016, 13:244-254
  9. Sunil Sahi, Zhiqiang Wang, Junming Luo, Michael Groza, Jiang Li, Junying Zhang, Wei Chen, Yubai Pan, Arnold Burger, Tsun-Kong Sham, InvestigationofluminescencemechanisminLa0.2Y1.8O3 scintillator, J. Lumin. 2016,173: 99-104
  10. Jigang Wang, Ji Zhou, Wenhua Zhou, Jilong Shi, Lun Ma, Wei Chen, Yongsheng Wang, Dawei He, Ming Fu, Synthesis, Photoluminescence and Bio-Targeting Applications of Blue Graphene Quantum Dots, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2016, 16, 3457–3467


  1. Roman Generalov, Woo Boon Kuan, Wei Chen, Solveig Kristensen, Petras Juzenas, Radiosensitizing effect of zinc oxide and silica nanocomposites oncancer cells, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2015, 129: 79–86
  2. Jessica Jenkins Broglie, Brittny Alston, Chang Yang, Lun Ma, Audrey F. Adcock, Wei Chen, Liju Yang1 Antiviral Activity of Gold/Copper Sulfide Core/Shell Nanoparticles against Human Norovirus Virus-Like Particles, PLOS ONE, | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0141050, October 16, 2015, 1-14
  3. Hongyu Guo , Junying Zhang, Lun Ma , Jose L. Chavez , Luqiao Yin , Hong Gao , Zilong Tang , and Wei Chen, A Non-rare-Earth Ions Self-Activated White Emitting Phosphor under Single Excitation, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2015, 25, 6833–6838
  4. Homa Homayonia, Ke Jianga, Xiaoju Zoua, Marius Hossua,Leila Hossein Rashidia, Wei Chen, Enhancement of protoporphyrin IXperformance in aqueous solutions forphotodynamic therapy, Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy (2015) 12, 258—266
  5. Wei Chen, Lun Ma, Ryan Schaeffer, R. Hoffmeyer, T. K. Sham, G. Belev, S. Kasap and R. Sammynaiken, X-ray excited optical luminescence of CaF2: A candidate for UV water treatment, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2015, 619:012047
  6. Shikao Shi, Xiaojun Zhang, Shuping Wang, Lina Geng, Jianjun Zhang, and Wei Chen, Precipitation Synthesis and Color- Tailorable Luminescence of a-Zr(HPO4)2:RE 3+ (RE = Eu, Tb) Nanosheet Phosphors, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 2015, 98 (12): 3836–384
  7. Sunil Sahi, Wei Chen and Ke Jiang, Luminescence ehhancement of PPO/PVT scintillators by CeF3 nanoparticles, Journal of Luminescence, 2015, 159: 105-109
  8. Liangwu Lin, Li Xiong, Yu Wen, Sanlin Lei, Xiaofeng Deng, Zhipeng Liu, Wei Chen, Xiongying Miao, Active Targeting of Nano-photosensitizer Delivery Systems for Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer Stem Cells, J. Biomed. Nanotechnol. 2015, 11:531–554


  1. Wei Chen, Haiqing Tu, Sunil Sahi, Defeng Mao, Rasool Kenarangui, Junming Luo, Peng Jin, Shuman Liu, Lun Ma, Andrew Brandt, and Alex Weiss, Luminescence of La0.2Y1.8O3 nanostructured scintillators, Optics Letters, 2014, 39(19):5705-5708
  2. Erick C. Jones, Yvette Pearson Weatherton, Billy Gray, Harrison Armstrong, and Wei Chen, A Framework for Detecting Hazardous Events Occurring in Transit With AutoID Technologies, IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, 2014, 14 (9): 3124-3130
  3. Homa Homayoni, Leila Hossein Rashidi, and Wei Chen, Combination of Photodynamic Therapy and Nanotechnology: Non-Invasive Weapon Against Cancer, Reviews in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2014, 3:107–132
  4. Ebenezer Addae, Xiuli Dong, Eric McCoy, Chang Yang, Wei Chen and Liju Yang, Investigation of antimicrobial activity of photothermal therapeutic gold/copper sulfide core/shell nanoparticles to bacterial spores and cells, Journal of Biological Engineering, 2014, 8:11
  5. Leila Hossein Rashidi, Homa Homayoni, and Wei Chen, Nanoparticle Applications and Targeting Strategies in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment, Reviews in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2014, 3:31–51
  6. Lun Ma, Xiaoju Zou, Brian Bui, Wei Chen, Kwang Hyun Song, and Timothy Solberg, X-ray excited ZnS:Cu,Co afterglow nanoparticles for photodynamic activation, Applied Physics Letters 105, 013702 (2014)
  7. Lin Wang, Yuebin Li, Yi Zhang, Haoshuang Gu, and Wei Chen, Rare Earth Compound Nanowires: Synthesis, Properties and Applications, Reviews in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2014, 3:1–19
  8. Lun Ma, Ke Jiang, Xiao-tang Liu, and Wei Chen, An Violet Emission in ZnS:Mn,Eu: Luminescence and Applications for Radiation Detection, Journal Of Applied Physics, 2014, 115:103104 1-6
  9. Lun Ma , Wei Chen, Gabriele Schatte, Wei Wang, Alan G. Joly, Yining Huang, Ramaswami Sammynaiken, and Marius Hossu, A new Cu-Cysteamine Complex: Structure and Optical Properties, J. Mater. Chenm. C. 2014, 2, 4239–4246
  10. Lun Ma, Xiaoju Zou, and Wei Chen, New X-ray Induced Nanoparticle Photosensitizers For Cancer Treatment, J. Biomed. Nanotechnol. 2014, 10, 1501-1508
  11. Jingjing Wu, Shikao Shi, Xiaolong Wang, Huihua Song, Ming Luo, Wei Chen, Self-rising synthesis and luminescent properties of Eu3+-doped nanoceria, J. Lumin. 2014, 152, 142-144
  12. Han Xiumei, Zhang Guiyuan, Qi Xiwei, Wang Xiaoqiang, Li Mingya, Sun Xudong and Wei Chen, Synthesis and luminescence properties of BiPO4:Ce,Tb nanorods, J. Lumin. 2014, 152, 37-39
  13. Jingjing Wu, Shikao Shi, Xiaolong Wang, Jibiao Li, Ruilong Zong and Wei Chen, Controlled synthesis and optimum luminescence of Sm3+ -activated nano/submicro ceria particles by a facile approach, J. Mater. Chem. C. 2014, 2, 2786-2792
  14. Xiaoju Zou, Mingzhen Yao, Lun Ma, Marius Hossu, Wei Chen, Xiumei Han, and Petras Juzenas, X-ray Induced Nanoparticles Based Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer, Nanomedicine, 2014, 9(15), 2339-2351


  1. Luminescence Enhancement in LaPO4:Ce/CdTe Nanocomposite Scintillators, Jigang Wang, Ryan Hall, Lun Ma, Wei Chen, Renfei Feng, Ramaswami Sammynaiken, Yongsheng Wang, Dawei He, Proceeding of SPIE, Defense, Security and Sensing, 2013 (accepted)
  2. Sunil Sahi and Wei Chen, Luminescence Enhancement in CeF3/ZnO Nanocomposites For Radiation Detection, Radiation Measurements, 2013 (online available)
  3. Zhenxing Fu, Lun Ma, Sunil Sahi, Ryan Hall, and Wei Chen, Influence of doping concentration on valence states of europium in SrAl2O4:Eu phosphors, J. Lumin. (accepted)
  4. Chang Yang, Lun Ma, Xiaoju Zou, Guangya Xiang, Wei Chen, Surface Plasmon Enhanced Ag/CuS Nanocomposites For Cancer Treatment, Cancer Nanotechnology, 2013 (online available) DOI 10.1007/s12645-013-0039-2
  5. Erick C. Jones, Vettrivel Gnaneswaran, Wei Chen and Mingzhen Yao A Framework for Detecting Hazardous Events Occurring in Transit with AutoID Technologies, Proceedings of the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, G. Lim and J.W. Herrmann, eds (accepted)
  6. Marius Hossu, Lun Ma, Xiaoju Zou, Wei Chen, The effect of Ag nanoparticles on PC3 cells' biophoton emission, Cancer Nanotechnology, DOI 10.1007/s12645-013-0034-7, March 28, 2013
  7. Chang Yang, Lun Ma, Alan G. Joly, Ke Jiang, Marius Hossu, Xiaoju Zou, Guangya Xiang, Wei Chen, Observations of Three Emissions from Glutathione-Stabilized Gold Nanoclusters, J. Biomed. Nanotechnol. C (accepted)
  8. Marius Hossu, Roger O. Schaeffer, Lun Ma, Wei Chen, Yongbin Zhu and Ramaswami Sammynaiken and Alan G. Joly, On the Luminescence Enhancement of Mn2+ By Co-doping of Eu2+ in ZnS:Mn,Eu, Optical Materials, 2013, 35 (8):1513-1519
  9. Wei Chen, Optical Storage Based on Reversible Optical Processes in Eu3+ Doped Nanoparticles, Rev. Nanosci. Nanotechnol., 2013, 2 (2):143 146
  10. Mingzhen Yao, Wei Chen, Dhairyashil P. Mohite, Nicholas Leventis, Ning Lu, Gitogo Churu, Jinguo Wang, Moon Kim, and Hongbing Lu, Luminescent LaF3:Ce-doped organically modified nanoporous silica xerogels, J. Appl. Phys. 2013, 113, 013111 (8 pages)


  1. Yi-Hsuan Tseng, Yuan He, Santana Bala Lakshmana, Chang Yang, Wei Chen, Long Que, Optical and thermal response of single-walled carbon nanotubes-copper sulfide nanoparticles hybrid nanomaterials, Nanotechnology (in press)
  2. Ligong Li, Shuman Liu, Xiaoling Ye, Marius Hossu Ke Jiang, Wei Chen, Zhanguo Wang, Formation mechanism and characterization of black silicon surface by a single-step wet-chemical process. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2012 May;12(5):3954-8.
  3. Wei Chen and Mingzhen Yao, Reply to Comment on "Hypersensitive Luminescence of Eu3+ in Dimethyl Sulfoxide As a New Probing for Water Measurement", Analytical Chemistry, 2012, 84: 8429-8430
  4. Shikao Shi, Marius Hossu, Ke Jiang and Wei Chen, Solution combustion synthesis, photoluminescence and X-ray luminescence of Eu-doped NanoceriaCeO2:Eu , J. Mat. Chem. 2012 DOI: 10.1039/c2jm34950g
  5. Santana Bala Lakshmanan, Xiaoju Zou, Marius Hossu, Lun Ma, Chang Yang, and Wei Chen, Local Field Enhanced Au/CuS Core-Shell Nanoparticles as efficient Photothermal Transducer Agents For Cancer Treatment, J. Biomedical Nanotechnology, 2012, 8(6),883-890
  6. Erick C. Jones, Vettrivel Gnaneswaran, Wei Chen and Mingzhen Yao A Framework for Detecting Hazardous Events Occurring in Transit with AutoID Technologies, Proceedings of the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, G. Lim and J.W. Herrmann, eds (accepted)
  7. Mingwu Jin, Guiyang Hao, Xiankai Sun, and Wei Chen, Nanoparticle-Based Positron Emission Tomography and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography Imaging of Cancer, Rev. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2012, 1(1):3-21
  8. Wei Chen, Welcome to the Reviews in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Rev. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2012, 1(1):1-2
  9. Jigang Wang, Yongsheng Wang, Dawei He, Hongpeng Wu, Haiteng Wang, Pan Zhou, Ming Fu, Ke Jiang and Wei Chen, Organic Photovoltaic Devices Based on an Acceptor of Solution-Processable Functionalized Graphene, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2011, 11(11): 9432-9438
  10. Wei Chen, Zhanguo Wang, Daiwen Pang, Yu Fang, and Hairon Zheng A Special Issue on Nanotechnology in China, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2011, 11(11): 9341-9344
  11. Wei Chen, CuX (X = S, S and Te) nanoparticle based photothermal therapy for cancer treatment, NanoPerspective, 2012, 55
  12. Wei Chen, Nanoparticle self-lighting photodynamic therapy for cancer treatment, NanoPerspective, 2012, 54
  13. Marius Hossu, Zhongxin Liu, Mingzhen Yao, Lun Ma, and Wei Chen, X-Ray Luminescence of CdTe Nanostructures in LaF3:Ce/CdTe Nanocomposites, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2012, 100, 013109



  1. Mingzhen Yao, Yuebin Li, Marius Hossu, Alan G. Joly, Zhongxin Liu,  Zuli Liu , and Wei Chen, Luminescence of Lanthanide-Dimethyl Sulfoxide Compound Solutions, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2011, 15 (30): 9352-9359
  2. Lun Ma and Wei Chen, The enhancement of afterglow in ZnS:Cu,Co water-soluble nanoparticles by aging, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (8): 8940-8944
  3. Boon Kuan Woo, Zhiping Luo, Yang Li, Surinder P. Singh, Alan G. Joly,  Zhongxin Liu, Marius Hossu, Wei Chen, Luminescence Enhancement of CaZnGe2O6:Tb3+ Afterglow Phosphors Synthesized Using ZnO Nanopowders, Optical Materials, 2011, 33(8): 1283-1290
  4. Mingzhen Yao and Wei Chen, Hypersensitive Luminescence Of Eu3+ In Dimethyl Sulfoxide As A New Probing For  Water Measurement, Analytical Chemistry, 2011, 83 (6): 1879–1882
  5. Xing Zhang, Zhongxin Liu, Lun Ma, Marius Hossu and Wei Chen, Interaction of Porphyrins with CdTe quantum dots, Nanotechnology, 2011, 22:195501
  6. Barbara K Pierscionek, Yuebin Li, Ronald A. Schachar and Wei Chen, Nanoceria exposure time has a greater effect than dosage on Human Lens Epithelial Cells, Nanomedicine (in press)
  7. Boon Kuan Woo, Alan G. Joly and Wei Chen, Observation of Green Emission From Ce3+-Doped Gadolinium Oxide Nanoparticles, J. Lumin. 2011, 131: 49-53


  1. Mingzhen Yao, Xing Zhang, Lun Ma, Wei Chen, Alan G. July, Jinsong Huang, Qingwu Wang, Luminescence Enhancement of CdTe Nanostructures in LaF3:Ce/CdTe Nanocomposites, J. Appl. Phys. 2010, 108(10): 103104
  2. Lun Ma, Wei Chen,  ZnS:Cu,Co Water Soluble Afterglow Nanoparticles – Synthesis, Luminescence and Potential Applications, Nanotechnology 2010, 21, 385604
  3. Preethi Suriamoorthy, Xing Zhang, Guiyang Hao, Alan G. Joly, Marius Hossu, Xiankai Sun, and Wei Chen, Folic Acid-CdTe Quantum Dot Conjugates and Their Applications for Cancer Cell Targeting, Cancer Nanotechnology, DOI 10.1007/s12645-010-0003-3, 2010 (1(1):19-28
  4. Lun Ma and Wei Chen, Luminescence Enhancement And Quenching in ZnS:Mn By Au Nanoparticles , J. Appl. Phys. 2010,107:123513
  5. Yuebin Li, Zhong Sun, Lun Ma, Xing Zhang, Mingzhen Yao, Alan G Joly, Zuli Liu, Wei Chen, Synthesis and Luminescence of CePO4:Tb/LaPO4 Core/Sheath Nanowires, Nanotechnology, 2010, 21 125604 1-7
  6. Sumathra Manokaran, Xing Zhang, Wei Chen and D. K. Srivastava,  Differential Modulation of the Active Site      Environment of Human Carbonic Anhydrase XII by Cationic Quantum Dots and Polylysine,  Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Proteins & Proteomics, 2010, 1804 (6):1376-1384
  7. Marius Hossu, Lun Ma, and Wei Chen, Nonlinear enhancement of spontaneous biophoton emission of sweet potato by silver nanoparticles, Photochemistry and Photobiology B, 2010, 99 :44–48
  8. Yuebin Li, Wei Chen, Wei Lu, Qian Huang, Chun Li, In vitro Photothermal Ablation of Tumor Cells with CuS nanoparticles , Nanomedicine, 2010, 5(8):1161-1171
  9. Mingzhen Yao, Alan, G. Joly and Wei Chen, Formation and Luminescence Phenomena of LaF3:Ce3+ Nanoparticles and Lanthanide-Organic Compounds in Dimethyl Sulfoxide, J. Phys. Chem. C. 2010, 114: 826-831
  10. Barbara K Pierscionek, Akeel A.Yasseen, Liza M Colhoun, Yuebin Li, Ronald A. Schachar and Wei Chen, CeO2 quantum dots have no effect on eye lens protein distributions, Current Analytical Chemistry, 2010,  6:172 -176
  11. Barbara K Pierscionek, Yuebin Li, Akeel A.Yasseen, Liza M Colhoun, Ronald A. Schachar and Wei Chen,Nanoceria have no genotoxic effect on Human Lens Epithelial Cells, Nanotechnology,(2010) 21: 035102 (8pp)
  12. N Kristianpoller, Wei Chen, Reuven Chen and Yinchu Liu, Irradiation effects in CaF2: ZnO nanostructed crystals, IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 2010, 15, 012049
  13. Wei Chen, Weidong Zhou, Richard Soref, and Weiping Qi,A Special Issue Nanooptics And Nanophotonics, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol.  2010, 10(3):1415-1417
  14. Shuman Liu, Wei Chen and Zhanguo Wang, Luminescent Nanocrystals For Solar Cell Enhancement, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol.  2010, 10(3):1418-1429


  1. N. Kristianpoller, Wei Chen , N. Khaidukov, and Reuven Chen, Optical properties of some fluoride compounds and their application to dosimetry, Radiation Measurement, 2009, doi:10.1016/j.radmeas. 2009.09.006
  2. Zhong Sun, Yuebin Li, Xing Zhang, Mingzhen Yao, Lun Ma, and Wei Chen, Luminescence and Energy Transfer in Water Soluble CeF3 and CeF3:Tb3+ Nanoparticles, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2009, 9 (11): 6283-6291
  3. Roman Generalov, Ingeborg Lie Christensen, Wei Chen, Ya-Ping Sun, Solveig Kristensen,, Petras Juzenas, Generation of singlet oxygen and other radical species by quantum dot and carbon dot nanosensitizers, Proc. of SPIE 2009, 7380: 738072 1-9
  4. Ming-Wei Wang, Boon Kuan Woo, Zhen Tian, Jia-guang Han, Wei Chen, Weili Zhang, Study of optical and dielectric properties of annealed ZnO nanoparticles in the terahertz regime, Optoelectronics Letters, 2009, 5(6), 430-433
  5. Jian Yang, Santosh Gautam, Yi Zhang, Liu Li, Jagannath Dey, Wei Chen, Ralph P. Mason, Liping Tang, Development of non-phenyl containing biodegradable photoluminescent polymers, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, 2009, 106, (25): 10086-10091


  1. Petras Juzenas, Wei Chen, Ya-Ping Sun, Manuel Alvaro Neto Coelho, Roman Generalov, Natalia Generalova  and Ingeborg Lie Christensen, Quantum dots and nanoparticles for photodynamic and radiotherapy of cancer, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews , 2008, 60 (15): 1600-1614
  2. Wei Chen, A special issue on Cancer Nanotechnology, J. Biomed. Nanotechnol. 2008, 4(4): 367-368
  3. N. Kristianpoller,  Wei Chen ,  Reuven Chen and Yichun Liu, Luminescence and thermoluminescence of CaF2: ZnO  nanostructured crystals, J. Lumin. (submitted)
  4. Shengfu Wang,  Xing Zhang,  Xun Mao,   Qingxiang Zeng,  Hui Xu,   Yuehe Lin, Wei Chen,  Guodong Liu, Electrochemical Immunoassay of Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) Based on Lead Sulfide Nanoparticle Label, Nanotechnology, 2008, 19, 43551
  5. Jiaguang Han, Boon Kuan Woo, Wei Chen, Mei Sang, Xinchao Lu and Weili Zhang, Terahertz dielectric properties of MgO nanocrystals, J. Phys. Chem. C. 2008, 112: 17512-17516
  6. Sumathra Manokaran, Alexander Berg, Xing Zhang, Wei Chen and D. K. Srivastava, Modulation of Ligand Binding Affinity of Tumorigenic Carbonic Anhydrase XII Upon Interaction with Cationic CdTe Quantum Dots, J. Biomed. Nanotechnol. 2008, 4(4): 491-498
  7. Wei Chen, Nanoparticle Self-Lighting Photodynamic Therapy For Cancer Treatment, J. Biomed. Nanotechnol. 2008 , 4(4): 369-376
  8. Boon Kuan Woo, Wei Chen, Alan G. Joly and R. Sammynaiken, The Effects of Aging on the Luminescence of PEG-Coated Water-Soluble ZnONanoparticle Solutions, J. Phys. Chem. 2008, 112 (37): 14292-14296
  9. Yongbin Zhang, Wei Chen, Shaopeng Wang, Yuanfang Liu and Carey Pope, Phototoxicity of Zinc Oxide NanoparticleConjugates in Human Ovarian Cancer NIH: OVCAR-3 Cells, J. Biomed. Nanotechnol. 2008, 4(4): 432-438
  10. Yeubin Li, Lun Ma, Xing Zhang, Wei Chen, Alan G. Joly and Zuli Liu, Synthesis and Optical Properties of Sulfide Nanoparticles Prepared in Dimethyl Sulfoxide, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2008, 8(11): 5646-5651
  11. Kwan H. Cheng, Jacob Aijmo, Lun Ma,  Mingzhen Yao, Xing Zhang,  John Como, Louisa J. Hope-Weeks, Juyang Huang, and Wei Chen,  Exploration of Surface-functionalized Nanoparticles For Trace Biomaterials Detections, J. Phys. Chem. C. 2008, 112: 17931-17939
  12. Wei Chen, Shaopeng Wang, Sarah Westcott, and Yuanfang Liu, Dose Dependent X-Ray Luminescence in MgF2:Eu2+, Mn2+ Phosphors, J. Appl. Phys. 2008, 103, 113103
  13. Yuanfang Liu, Yongbin Zhang, Shaopeng Wang, Carey Pope and Wei Chen, Optical Behaviors of ZnO-Porphyrin Conjugates and Their Potential Applications For Cancer Treatment, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2008, 92 (14): 143901
  14. Fu Hai Su, Wei Chen, Kun Ding, and Guo Huo Li, New Observations on the Pressure Dependence of Luminescence from Eu2+-doped MF2 (M = Ca, Sr, Ba) fluorides, J. Phys. Chem. A. 2008, 112 (21): 4772-4777
  15. Wei Chen, A special issue on Luminescence nanomaterials, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2008, 8(3): 1017-1018
  16. Yuanfang Liu, Wei Chen, Shaopeng Wang and Alan G. Joly, Investigation of Water-Soluble X-ray Luminescence Nanoparticles For Photodynamic Activation, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2008, 92(4): 043901
  17. R. Schachar, Wei Chen, B. K. Woo, B. Pierscione, X. Zhang, L. Ma, Diffusion of nanoparticles into the capsule and cortex of crystalline lens, Nanotechnology, 2008, 19, 25102
  18. Yuanfang Liu, Wei Chen, Shaopeng Wang, Alan G. Joly, Sarah Westcott, and Boon Kuan Woo, X-ray Luminescence of LaF3:Tb and LaF3:Ce, Tb Water Soluble Nanoparticles, J. Appl. Phys. 2008, 103 (6): 063105 1-7
  19. Kwan H. Cheng, Jacob Ajimo and Wei Chen, Exploration of Functionalized CdTe Nanoparticles for Latent Fingerprint Detection, J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 2008, 8 (3):1170-1173
  20. Wei Chen, Nanoparticle Fluorescence Based Technology for Biological Applications (review), J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 2008, 8(3): 1019-1051


  1. Wei Chen, Sarah L. Westcott and Jun Zhang, Dose Dependence of X-Ray Luminescence from CaF2:Eu2+, Mn2+ Phosphors, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2007, 91, 211103-1-3
  2. Jianying Ouyang, John A. Ripmeester, Xiaohua Wu, David Kingston, Kui Yu, Alan G. Joly and Wei Chen Upconversion luminescence of Colloidal CdS and ZnCdS Semiconductor Quantum Dots, J. Phys. Chem. C 2007, 111, 16261-16266
  3. Jiaguang Han, Weili Zhang, Wei Chen,  Sanith Ray, Jun Zhang, Mingxia He, Abul K. Azad, and Zhiyuan Zhu, Terahertz dielectric properties and low-frequency phonon resonances of ZnO nanostructures,  J. Phys. Chem. C 2007, 111(35), 13000-13006
  4. N. Kristianpoller,  Wei Chen,  D. Weiss,  D. Kuzmin, and  R. Chen, Irradiation effects in BaF2:CuCl2 and BaF2:Mn,Ce crystals, Phys. Stat. Sol. C 2007, 4(3);1110-1113
  5. Ralph A. Tripp Rene Alvarez, Blake Anderson, Les Jones, Craig Weeks, and Wei Chen, Bioconjugated Nanoparticles for the Detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Int.  J. Nanomedicine , 2007, 2(1): 117-124
  6. Guohua Li, Fuhai Su, Wenjie Wang, Kun Ding, Wei Chen, Yuanfeng Liu and Alan G. Joly, Pressure Behaviour of the UV and Green Emission Bands in ZnO Micro-rods, Phys. Stat. Sol. B 2007, 244(1):87-92
  7. Yongbin Zhang, Wei Chen, Jun Zhang, Jing L. Pope, Guangping Chen and Carey Pope, In Vitro and      in vivo Toxicity of CdTe Nanoparticles, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2007, 7(2): 497-503
  8. Alan G. Joly, Wei Chen,  Jun Zhang and Shaopeng Wang, Intrastate Energy Relaxation and Decay   Dynamics   of Eu3+ in ZnSiO4:Eu and ZnSiO4:Eu,Mn Phosphors, J. Lumin.  2007, 126, 491–496


  1. Yuanfang Liu, Wei Chen, Alan G. Joly, Yuqing Wang, Carey Pope, Yongbin Zhang, Jan-Olov Bovin, and Peter Sherwood, Comparison of CdTe Nanoparticles Synthesized In Air and In Nitrogen, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2006, 110: 16992-17000
  2. Fu Hai Su, Wen Jie Wang, Kun Ding, Guo Huo Li, Yuangfang Liu, Alan G. Joly and Wei Chen, Pressure Dependences Of The Exciton Hyperfine Structures From ZnO Micro-rods At Low Temperature, J. Phys. Chem. Solids, 2006, 67:2376-2381
  3. Ming Fu, Ji Zhou, Qunfang Xiao, Bo Li, Ruilong Zong, Longtu Li, Wei Chen and Jun Zhang, ZnO Nanosheets with Ordered Pore Periodicity via Colloidal Crystal Template-Assisted Electrochemical  Deposition, Advanced Materials, 2006, 18, 1001-1004
  4. Wei Chen and Jun Zhang, Using Nanoparticles to Enable Simultaneous Radiation and  Photodynamic Therapies for Cancer Treatment, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2006, 6(4), 1159-1166
  5. Wei Chen, Gang Huang, Hongbing Lu, David E. McCready, Alan G. Joly, Jan-Olov Bovin, Utilizing Nano-  Fabrication to Construct Strong, Luminescent Materials, Nanotechnology, 2006, 17, 2595-2601
  6. Fuhai Su, Yanfang Liu, Wei Chen, Wenjie Wang, Kun Ding, Guohua Li, Alan G. Joly, and David E. McCready ,  Temperature and pressure dependence of the green emission in ZnO micro-rods, Journal of Applied Physics, 2006, 100, 13107 1-6
  7. Wei Chen, Jun Zhang, Sarah L. Westcott, Alan G. Joly, Jan-Olle Malm, and Jan-Olov Bovin, The Origin of X-ray Luminescence from CdTe Nanoparticles in CdTe/BaFBr:Eu2+ Nanocomposite Phosphors, Journal of Applied Physics, 2006, 99, 034302 1-5
  8. Jiaguang Han, Weili Zhang, Wei Chen, L. Thamizhmani, Abul K. Azad and Zhiyuan Zhu, Far-infrared Characteristics of ZnS Nanoparticles Measured by Terahertz Time-domain Spectroscopy, J. Phys. Chem. B 2006, 110, 1989-1993
  9. F. H. Su, B. S. Ma, K. Ding and G. H. Li, Shaopeng Wang, Wei Chen, Alan G. Joly, David McCready, Luminescence temperature and pressure studies of Zn2SiO4 phosphors doped with Mn2+ and Eu3+ ions , J. Lumin. 2006, 116: 117-126


  1. Alan G. Joly, Wei Chen,  David E. McCready, Jan-Olle Malm, and Jan-Olov Bovin, Upconversion luminescence of CdTe nanoparticles, Phys. Rev. B, 2005, 71 (16):165304
  2. Wei Chen, Shaopeng Wang, Sarah Westcott, Jun Zhang,  Alan G. Joly, and David E. McCready, Structure and Luminescence of BaFBr:Eu2+ and BaFBr:Eu2+,Tb3+ Phosphors and Thin Films, J. Appl. Phys. 2005, 97: 835061 - 8
  3. N. Morgan, S. English, Wei Chen, V. Chernomordik, A. Gandjbakhche,  A. Russo,  P. Smith,  Real time in vivo non-invasive optical imaging using a near-infrared fluorescent quantum dots, Academic Radiology , 2005,12, 313-323
  4. Wei Chen,  Alan G. Joly, and David E. McCready, Upconversion luminescence of CdSe nanoparticles, J. Chem. Phys.  2005, 122, 22708
  5. Wei Chen, N. Kristianpoller,  A. Shmilevich, D. Weiss,  R. Chen, and Mianzeng Su, X-ray storage luminescence of BaFCl:Eu2+  Single Crystals, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2005, 109, 11505-11511
  6. F. H. Su, B. S. Ma, K. Ding and G. H. Li, Shaopeng Wang, and Wei Chen, investigation of phtoluminesecence under hydrostatic pressure in different sized ZnS:Mn nanoparticles, J.  Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 2005 Vol.24 No.2 P.84-88
  7. Wei Chen, A special issue on doped nanomaterials, Prefacefor J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol.  2005, Vol. 9. No. 5
  8. Wei Chen, Jan-Olov Bovin, Shaopeng Wang, Alan G. Joly, Yuqing Wang  and Peter M. A. Sherwood, Fabrication and Luminescence of ZnS:Mn2+ Nanoflowers, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2005, 9(5), 1309-1322 (featured article and cover story)
  9. Jun Zhang, Fuhai Su, Wei Chen,  R. Sammynaiken, Sarah L. Westcott, David E. McCready, Guohau Li, and Alan G. Joly, Synthesis And Luminescence Of ZnMgS:Mn2+ Nanoparticles, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2005, 9(5), 1465-1471
  10. Wei Chen, Vadim F. Aguekian, Nikolai Vassiliev, A.Yu. Serov, and N.G. Filosofov,  New Observations on the Luminescence Decay Lifetime of Mn2+ in ZnS:Mn2+ Nanoparticles, J. Chem. Phys. 2005, 123: 124707 (1-5)


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