CaF2 nanoparticles activated with Nd3+ ions have been investigated as potential optical nano thermometers in the biological windows. The variation of the Nd3+ emission around 850 and 1060 nm as a function of the temperature has been measured. A ratiometric approach, based on the relative changes in the intensities of different emission bands of the Nd3+ has been considered to investigate the thermometric properties of the NPs. The evaluated thermal sensitivity is around 0.12% K-1, a value that is similar to those found for other water dispersible nanothermometers based on the near-infrared luminescence of the Nd3+ lanthanide ion. The temperature uncertainty is around 1.8 degrees C, small enough to monitor the local temperature during a photothermal treatment. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Nd 3+ activated CaF 2 NPs as colloidal nanothermometers in the biological window

Cortelletti, P.;Speghini, A.;
2017

Abstract

CaF2 nanoparticles activated with Nd3+ ions have been investigated as potential optical nano thermometers in the biological windows. The variation of the Nd3+ emission around 850 and 1060 nm as a function of the temperature has been measured. A ratiometric approach, based on the relative changes in the intensities of different emission bands of the Nd3+ has been considered to investigate the thermometric properties of the NPs. The evaluated thermal sensitivity is around 0.12% K-1, a value that is similar to those found for other water dispersible nanothermometers based on the near-infrared luminescence of the Nd3+ lanthanide ion. The temperature uncertainty is around 1.8 degrees C, small enough to monitor the local temperature during a photothermal treatment. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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