Research Papers (SCI)  

(*Corresponding AuthorEqual Contribution) 


[31] Yeongchang Goh, Yo Han Song, Gibok Lee, Hyeongyu Bae, Manoj Kumar Mahata, and Kang Taek Lee*, "Cellular uptake efficiency of nanoparticles investigated by three-dimensional imaging", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 20,11359 - 11368. (impact factor 4.123) [link]

[30] Seungsoo Hahn, Sanggeun Song, Dae Hyun Kim, Gil-Suk Yang, Kang Taek Lee*, Jaeyoung Sung*, "Super-Gaussian, super-diffusive transport of multi-mode active matter", arXiv:1708.00190. [link] 
[29] Manoj K. Mahata, Hyeongyu Bae, and Kang Taek Lee*, "Upconversion Luminescence Sensitized pH Nanoprobes", Molecules, 22, 2064. (impact factor 2.861) [link]

[28] Eunsang Lee, Minhyuk Jung, Youngeun Han, Gibok Lee, Kyujin Shin, Hohjai Lee*, and Kang Taek Lee*, "Stochastic Photon Emission from Non-Blinking Upconversion Nanoparticles", J. Phys. Chem. C 121, 21073-21079. (impact factor 4.536) [link]

[27] Kyung Tae Kim, Yeojin Moon, Yunsu Jang, Kang Taek Lee, Changwook Lee, Youngsoo Jun*, and Sanghwa Lee*, "Molecular mechanisms of atlastin-mediated ER membrane fusion revealed by a FRET-based single-vesicle fusion assay", Scientific Reports 7, 8700. (impact factor 4.259) [link]

[26] Kyujin Shin, Taeyoung Jung, Eunsang Lee, Gibok Lee, Yeongchang Goh, Junseok Heo, Minhyuk Jung, Eun-Jung Jo, Hohjai Lee, Min-Gon Kim, and Kang Taek Lee*, "Distinct mechanisms for the upconversion of NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+ nanoparticles revealed by stimulated emission depletion", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19, 9739 - 9744. (impact factor 4.123) [link]
[25] Seung Yoo Choi, Seung Hoon Baek, Sung-Jin Chang, Yohan Song, Rafia Rafique, Kang Taek Lee, Tae Jung Park*, “Synthesis of upconversion nanoparticles conjugated with graphene oxide quantum dots and their use against cancer cell imaging and photodynamic therapy”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics 93, 267-273. (impact factor 7.780) [link]


[24] Hong Li Jo, Yo Han Song, Jinho Park, Eun-Jung Jo, Yeongchang Goh, Kyujin Shin, Min-Gon Kim* and Kang Taek Lee*, "Fast and background-free three-dimensional (3D) live-cell imaging with lanthanide-doped upconverting nanoparticles", Nanoscale, 7, 19397 - 19402. (impact factor 7.367)[link] 



[23] Taeyoung Jung, Hong Li Jo, Sang Hwan Nam, Byeongjun Yoo, Youngho Cho, Jongwoo Kim, Hyung Min Kim, Taeghwan Hyeon, Yung Doug Suh, Hohjai Lee*, Kang Taek Lee*, "The preferred upconversion pathway for the red emission of lanthanide-doped upconverting nanoparticles, NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 13201-13205. (impact factor 4.123) [link]

[22] Yong Il Park, Kang Taek Lee,Yung Doug Suh* and Taeghwan Hyeon*, "Upconverting nanoparticles: a versatile platform for wide-field two-photon microscopy and multi-modal in vivo imaging"Chem. Soc. Rev. 44, 1302-1317. (impact factor 38.618) [link]


[21] H.M. Kim, H.S. Park, Y. Cho, S.M. Jin, K.T. Lee, Y.M. Jung and Y.D. Suh*,  "Noninvasive Deep Raman Detection with 2D Correlation Analysis", J. Molecular Structure 1069, 223-228. (impact factor 1.754) [link]
[20] Y.M. Bae, M. H. Kim, G. S. Yu, B. H. Um, H. K. Park, H.-i Lee, K. T. Lee, Y. D. Suh* and J. S. Choi*, "Enhanced Splicing Correction Effect by an Oligo-Aspartic Acid-PNA Conjugate and Cationic Carrier Complexes", J. Controlled Release 175, 54-62. (impact factor 7.786) [link]


[19] Y. I. Park†, S. H. Nam†,J. H. Kim†, Y. M. Bae, B. Yoo, H. M. Kim, K.-S.Jeon, J. S. Choi, K. T. Lee*Y. D. Suh* and T. Hyeon*, “Comparative Study of Upconverting Nanoparticles with Various Crystal Structures, Core/Shell structures, and Surface Characteristics”, J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 2239–2244. (impact factor 4.536) [link]


[18] Y. M. Bae†, Y. I. Park†, S. H. Nam†, J. H. Kim, K. Lee, H. M. Kim, B. Yoo, J. S. Choi, K. T. Lee*, T. Hyeon*, and Y. D. Suh*, “Endocytosis, Intracellular Transport, and Exocytosis of Lanthanide-Doped Upconverting Nanoparticles in Single Living Cells”, Biomaterials 33, 9080–9086. (impact factor 8.402) [link]
[17] Y. I. Park†, H. M. Kim†, J. H. Kim†, K.C. Moon, B. Yoo, K. T. Lee, N. Lee, Y. Choi, W. Park, D. Ling, K. Na, W. K. Moon, S. H. Choi, H. S. Park,S.-Y. Yoon*, Y. D. Suh, S. H. Lee* and T. Hyeon*, “Theranostic Probe Based on Lanthanide-Doped Nanoparticles for Simultaneous in vivo Dual-Modal Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy”, Adv. Mater. 24, 5755–5761. (impact factor 19.791) [link]


[16] S. H. Nam†, Y. M. Bae†, Y. I. Park†, J. H. Kim, H. M. Kim, J. S. Choi, K. T. Lee*T. Hyeon, and Y. D. Suh*, “Long-Term Real-Time Tracking of Lanthanide Ion Doped Upconverting Nanoparticles in Living Cells”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50, 6093–6097(impact factor 11.994) [link]


[15] K. T. Lee*, K. Y. Han, I. Oh, and S. K. Kim, “Barrierless Pathways in the Neutral-Zwitterion Transition of Amino Acid: Glycine-(H2O)9”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 495, 14–16. (impact factor 1.815) [link]

[14] Y. I. Park†, J. H. Kim†, K. T. Lee†, K.-S. Jeon, H. B. Na, J. H. Yu, H. M. Kim, N. Lee, S. H. Choi, S.-I. Baik, H. Kim, S. P. Park, B.-J. Park, Y. W. Kim, S. H. Lee, S.-Y. Yoon, I. C. Song, W. K. Moon, Y. D. Suh* and T. Hyeon*, “Non-Blinking and Non-Bleaching Upconverting Nanoparticles as Optical Imaging Nanoprobe and T1 MRI Contrast Agent”, Adv. Mater. 21, 4467–4471. (impact factor 19.791) [link]


[13] X. Qu, G. J. Smith, K. T. Lee, T. R. Sosnick, T. Pan, and N. F. Scherer*, “Single-Molecule Non-equilibrium Periodic Mg2+ -Concentration Jump Experiments Reveal Details of the Early Folding Pathways of a Large RNA”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105, 6602–6607. (impact factor 9.661) [link]
[12] G. J. Smith, K. T. Lee, X. Qu , Z. Xie, J. Pesic, T. R. Sosnick, T. Pan, and N. F. Scherer*, “A Large Collapsed-state RNA Can Exhibit Simple Exponential Single-Molecule Dynamics”, J. Mol. Biol. 378, 941–951. (impact factor 4.631) [link]


[11] K. T. Lee, J. Sung, K. J. Lee, H. M. Kim, K. Y. Han, and S. K. Kim*, “Comparative Study of Charge Division in Substituted Benzene Cations”, J. Chem. Phys. 126, 224306. (impact factor 2.965) [link]
[10] K. T. Lee, H. M. Kim, K. Y. Han, J. Sung, K. J. Lee, and S. K. Kim*, “Spectroscopic Observation of Conformation-Dependent Charge Distribution in a Molecular Cation”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129, 2588–2592. (impact factor 13.858) [link]


[9]  B. P. English, W. Min, A. M. van Oijen, K. T. Lee, G. Luo, H. Sun, B. J. Cherayil, S. C. Kou, and X. S. Xie*, “Ever-Fluctuating Single Enzyme Molecules: Michaelis-Menten Equation Revisited”, Nature Chem. Biol. 2, 87–94. (impact factor 15.066) [link]



[8]  K. T. Lee, J. Sung, K. J. Lee, S. K. Kim*, and Y. D. Park, “Conformation-dependent Ionization of L-Phenylalanine: Structure and Energetics of Cationic Conformers”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 368, 262–268. (impact factor 1.815) [link]


[7]  K. T. Lee, J. Sung, K. J. Lee, Y. D. Park, and S. K. Kim*, “Conformation-dependent Ionization Energies of L-Phenylalanine”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 41, 4114–4117. (impact factor 11.994) [link]
[6]  H. Kang, K. T. Lee, B. Jung, Y. J. Ko, and S. K. Kim*, “Intrinsic Lifetime of the Excited State of DNA and RNA Bases”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 124, 12958–12959(impact factor 13.858) [link]
[5]  H. Kang, K. T. Lee, and S. K. Kim*, “Femtosecond Real-Time Dynamics of Hydrogen Bond Dissociation in Photoexcited Adenine-Water Cluster”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 359, 213–219(impact factor 1.815[link]
[4]  K. T. Lee, J. Sung, K. J. Lee, S. K. Kim*, and Y. D. Park, “Resonant Two-photon Ionization Study of Jet-cooled Amino Acid: L-Phenylalanine and Its Monohydrated Complex”, J. Chem. Phys. 116, 8251–8254. (impact factor 2.965) [link]


[3]  N. J. Kim, H. Kang, G. Jeong, Y. S. Kim, K. T. Lee, and S. K. Kim*, “Intracluster Photodimerization of Thymine: Size-dependent Modes of Cluster Ion Fragmentation”, J. Chem. Phys. 115, 7002–7005. (impact factor 2.965) [link]
[2]  N. J. Kim, H. Kang, G. Jeong, Y. S. Kim, K. T. Lee, and S. K. Kim*, “Even-odd Alternation in Mass Spectrum of Thymine and Uracil Clusters: Evidence of Intracluster Photodimerization”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 98, 4841–4843. (impact factor 9.661) [link]

[1]  N. J. Kim, H. Kang, G. Jeong, Y. S. Kim, K. T. Lee, and S. K. Kim*, “Anomalous Fragmentation of Hydrated Clusters of DNA Base Adenine in UV Photoionization”, J. Phys. Chem. A 104, 6552–6557. (impact factor 2.847) [link]

Contributions (non-SCI)

(1) Yo-Han Song and K. T. Lee*
     "Bioimaging with upconverting nanoparticles (Minireview in Korean)"
     Chemworld (February, 2016), 21-25.
(2) K. T. Lee*
    “Tracking Single Particles and Single Molecules in Living Cells (Minireview in Korean)”
     Chemworld (December, 2010), 44–46.

(3) K. T. Lee*
    “The Current States of Super-Resolution Microscopy (Mini-review in Korean)”
     Chemworld (September, 2009), 58–63.

(3) K. T. Lee and S. K. Kim*
    “Structures and Dynamics of Molecular Clusters (Minireview in Korean)”
     Chemworld (July, 2003), 33–37.