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Luminescence nanothermometry

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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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30 Mar 2012
14 May 2012
First published
16 May 2012

Nanoscale, 2012,4, 4301-4326
Article type
Review Article

Luminescence nanothermometry

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

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