Sustainable smart-tags with 2-step verification for anti-counterfeiting triggered by the photothermal response of upconverting nanoparticles


F. E. Maturi, C. D. S. Brites, R. R. Silva, K. Nigoghossian, D. Wilson, R. A. S. Ferreira, S. J. L. Ribeiro, L. D. Carlos

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This work was developed within the scope of the projects CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials (UIDB/50011/2020 & UIDP/50011/2020) and Shape of Water (PTDC/NAN-PRO/3881/2020) financed by Portuguese funds through the FCT/MEC and when appropriate co-financed by FEDER under the PT2020 Partnership Agreement. F.E.M. acknowledges the funding received from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 823941. The support of the European Union's Horizon 2020 FET Open program under grant agreement No. 801305 (NanoTBTech) is also acknowledged. R.R.S. acknowledges the financial support from the Brazilian agency FAPESP (process No. 16/06612-6).

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