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Luminescence of nitrogen-vacancy centers in nanodiamonds at temperatures between 300 and 700 K: perspectives on nanothermometry

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Abstract

It is shown that the intensity of photoluminescence of nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in nanodiamond decreases 4-fold (with a wide spread among nanocrystals) when the surrounding temperature rises from 300 to 670 K. The effect is accompanied by a 2.7-fold decrease in the luminescence lifetime but negligible changes in the shape of the emission spectra. The heating–cooling circle is reversible. The effect is suggested to be practically useful for thermometry with nanometre spatial resolution but also stimulates deeper insight into the photophysics and photochemistry of NV-centers.

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The article was received on 18 Jan 2010, accepted on 16 Apr 2010 and first published on 16 Jun 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C001132K
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010,12, 9751-9756
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    Luminescence of nitrogen-vacancy centers in nanodiamonds at temperatures between 300 and 700 K: perspectives on nanothermometry

    T. Plakhotnik and D. Gruber, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010, 12, 9751
    DOI: 10.1039/C001132K

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