Luminescence Thermometry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081020296

Luminescence Thermometry

1st Edition

Methods, Materials, and Applications

Authors: Miroslav Dramićanin
Paperback ISBN: 9780081020296
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 220
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Measurements of Temperature
    1. Why we measure temperature?
    2. The market share of temperature sensors and thermometers
    3. Historical background
    4. Why are novel concepts and methods for temperature measurements needed?
    5. References

  2. Temperature and Ways of Measuring It
    1. Introduction
    2. Temperature
    3. Primary thermometers
    4. The International Temperature Scale (ITS-90) and the Provisional Low Temperature Scale (PLTS-2000)
    5. Common thermometers and their classification

    2.6. Optical Methods for Temperature Measurements

    2.7. Measurement errors (Uncertainties) and Performance Characteristics of Thermometers

    2.8. References

  3. Luminescence: basics, methods and instrumentation
  4. 3.1. Introduction

    3.2. Electromagnetic radiation and their interaction with mater

    3.3. Luminescence

    3.4. Luminescence in solids

    3.5. Quantum efficiency of emission; temperature quenching of luminescence

    3.6. Types of photoluminescence measurements

    3.7. Instrumentation used in photoluminescence measurements

    3.8. References

  5. Schemes for the Read-out of Temperature from Luminescence

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Temperature sensing from excitation and emission band positions and band widths

4.3. Temperature sensing from the intensity of a single emission band

4.4. Ratiometric temperature sensing

4.5. Decay-time based temperature sensing

4.6. Rise-time based temperature sensing

4.7. Temperature sensing from the luminescence polarisation (anisotropy)

4.8. Generic luminescence thermometry system

4.9. Static (time-integrated) vs time-resolved methods: pros and cons

4.10. References

5. Methods of Analysis for Luminescence Thermometry Measurements

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Removal of baseline offset

5.3. Dealing with noise

5.4. Differentiation and integration of spectral data

5.5. Quantification of luminescence spectrum features

5.6. Evaluation of lifetimes from time-resolved measurements

5.7. Calculating performance of luminescence thermometer

5.8. References

6. Lanthanide and Transition Metal Ion doped Materials for Luminescence Temperature Sensing

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Characteristics of lanthanide and transition metal ion luminescence centres

6.3. Down-shifting, up-converting, scintillating and quantum-cutting phosphors

6.4. Ways to prepare rare-earth and transition-metal doped materials

6.4.1. Crystal growth

6.4.2. Preparation of powders

6.4.3. Preparation of thin films and coatings

6.4.4. Glasses and glass-ceramics

6.5. Lanthanide ion doped materials for temperature sensing

6.5.1. Temperature sensing via down-shifting emission

6.5.2. Temperature sensing via up-conversion emission

6.6. Transition ion doped materials for temperature sensing

6.7. References

7. Luminescence Temperature Sensing Using Semiconductor Quantum Dots

7.1. Introduction

7.2. Semiconductor nanostructures and quantum confinement

7.3. Luminescence of quantum dots, optical properties

7.4. Temperature sensing from different luminescence features of semiconductor QDs

7.5. References

8. Luminescence Temperature Sensing using Organic Materials

8.1. Introduction

8.2. Dyes and organic pigments

8.3. Dyes incorporated in functional polymers

8.4. Exciplex-type probes

8.5. Discrete metal-organic complexes

8.6. Metal-organic frameworks

8.7. References

9. Applications of Luminescence Thermometry in Engineering

9.1. Introduction

9.2. Thermal imaging of electronic circuits and electrical machines via luminescence

9.3. Luminescence thermometry of fluid flows

9.4. Thermal and environmental barrier coatings

9.5. Surface temperature measurements using temperature sensitive paints and phosphor coatings

9.6. References

10. Bio-medical Applications of Luminescence Thermometry

10.1. Introduction

10.2. Optical properties of tissue; biological windows

10.3. Tissue fluorescence

10.4. Intra- and intercellular temperature measurements via luminescence

10.5. Using luminescence for measurements of in-tumor temperature during thermal therapy

10.6. Using luminescence thermometry to diagnose ischemia

10.7. References

11. Temperature measurements at the nanoscale

11.1. Introduction

11.2. Methods of temperature measurements at the nanoscale

11.3. Temperature mapping of microfluidic and nanofluidic systems

11.4. Luminescence thermal imaging in nanoelectronics

11.5. References

12. Achieving multi-functionality by combining thermometry with other luminescence applications

12.1. Introduction

12.2. Multifunctional and smart materials

12.3. Luminescence sensing of pressure

12.4. Luminescence sensing of electric field

12.5. Luminescence sensing of magnetic field

12.6. Luminescence sensing of structural and compositional changes in materials

12.7. Luminescence sensing of chemical and biochemical analytes

12.8. Luminescence bio- and thermal imaging

12.9. References


Luminescence Thermometry aims to present state-of-the art applications of luminescence thermometry, give a detailed explanation of luminescence spectroscopic schemes for the read-out of temperature, and describe the diverse materials which are capable of sensing temperature via luminescence.

The reader is systematically introduced to the topic, first by a chapter covering the fundamentals of temperature, traditional thermometers and their figures of merit. A concise description of optical thermometry methods follows and the third chapter, on luminescence and instrumentation, provides readers the necessary background for the understanding of luminescence thermometry methods. An explanation of the ways in which increases in temperature quench luminescence is an important part of this chapter.

The rest of the book focuses on the materials utilized for luminescence thermometry, the broad range of applications for luminescence thermometry, and includes chapters on temperature measurement at the nanoscale and the application of multifunctional luminescent materials.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview of luminescence thermometry applications including high-temperature, biomedical, nanoscale, and multifunctional
  • Delves into luminescence thermometry by materials group including, Rare-earth and transition Metal Ion Doped, Semiconductors, Quantum Dots, and Organic materials
  • Gives a concise introduction of the latest methods of temperature measurement including luminescence spectroscopic schemes and methods of analysis


Academic researchers in the fields of luminescence, materials science, optical materials, metrology, photonics. Industry experts in consumer electronics, petrochemical, automotive, aerospace, microelectronics, healthcare and military


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About the Authors

Miroslav Dramićanin Author

Dr. Miroslav Dramicanin is currently a research professor at Vinca Institute of Nuclear Science at the University of Belgrade. He also acts as a full professor at the faculty of physics and the head of the Laboratory for Radiation Physics and Chemistry where he studies luminescent materials. His current project involves studying materials of reduced dimensions for efficient light harvesting and energy conversion. He has served as chairman and on the organizing committee of internal conferences for optical materials, and as editor of multiple international conference proceedings. He has authored more than 190 scientific papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia