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Multicolor Upconversion Microrods for Anti-Counterfeiting Application

National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

This technology relates to a material suitable for use in anti-counterfeiting applications. The material comprises of lanthanide-doped microrods with strong upconversion luminescence for instant decoding under an optical microscope. The micro-rod has dual colour (a main colour for the rod and a second colour at both ends of the rod).

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: (1) Technology can be scaled up relatively easily as the processing steps are mainly mixing of different reagents. (2) Particles/rods can be tuned to the colours required by user (3) 2nd colour on rod can be changed and its position can be varied too.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 626

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Development / License Partners