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Luminescence nanothermometry

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Abstract

The current status of luminescence nanothermometry is reviewed in detail. Based on the main parameters of luminescence including intensity, bandwidth, bandshape, polarization, spectral shift and lifetime, we initially describe and compare the different classes of luminescence nanothermometry. Subsequently, the various luminescent materials used in each case are discussed and the mechanisms at the root of the luminescence thermal sensitivity are described. The most important results obtained in each case are summarized and the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches are discussed.

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The article was received on 30 Mar 2012, accepted on 14 May 2012 and first published on 16 May 2012


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30764B
Citation: Nanoscale, 2012,4, 4301-4326
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    Luminescence nanothermometry

    D. Jaque and F. Vetrone, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 4301
    DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30764B

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