Alencar, MARC and Maciel, GS and de Araujo, CB and Patra, A (2004) Er(3+)-doped BaTiO(3) nanocrystals for thermometry: Influence of nanoenvironment on the sensitivity of a fluorescence based temperature sensor. : APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS , 84 (23). pp. 4753-4755. ISSN 0003-6951

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Frequency upconverted emissions centered at 526 and 547 nm from two thermodynamically coupled excited states of Er(3+) doped in BaTiO(3) nanocrystals were recorded in the temperature range from 322 to 466 K using a diode laser emitting at 980 nm as the excitation source. The ensemble measurements of the fluorescence intensity ratio (FIR) of the signals at 526 and 547 nm as a function of the temperature showed that the sensitivity (the rate in which the FIR changes with the temperature) of such sensor depends on the size of the nanocrystal. This is explained taking into consideration modifications of nonraditive relaxation mechanisms with the size of the nanocrystals. (C) 2004 American Institute of Physics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Depositing User: Subhra Lahiri
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 10:08
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