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Nanoparticles give mice infrared vision

The injection of rare-earth-doped upconversion nanoparticles into the eyes of mice allows them to visualize near-infrared light with a wavelength of ~1 μm.

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Fig. 1: NIR image vision enabled by rare-earth-doped UCNPs.