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(Ho, Tm, Yb): KLuW nanoparticles, an efficient thermometry sensor in the biological range
Author(s): Ol. A. Savchuk; J. J. Carvajal; E. W. Barrera; M. C. Pujol; X. Mateos; R. Solé; J. Massons; M. Aguiló; F. Díaz
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Paper Abstract

We studied up-conversion emission of triply doped (Ho,Tm,Yb):KLu(WO4)2 (KLuW) nanocrystals at the range of temperature 296-673 K at different excitation wavelengths. The intensity ratio between two emission lines was used for monitoring the temperature. Pumping Yb3+ at 980 nm provides a good response at relatively high temperatures, while pumping Tm3+ at 802 nm provides an excellent sensitivity in the biological range of temperatures., which make the material also attractive for biological temperature sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8594, Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications X, 859406 (19 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2003915
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Ol. A. Savchuk, Univ. Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
J. J. Carvajal, Univ. Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
E. W. Barrera, Univ. Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
M. C. Pujol, Univ. Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
X. Mateos, Univ. Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
R. Solé, Univ. Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
J. Massons, Univ. Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
M. Aguiló, Univ. Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
F. Díaz, Univ. Rovira i Virgili (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8594:
Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications X
Alexander N. Cartwright; Dan V. Nicolau, Editor(s)

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