ND3+-DOPED TIO2 NANOPARTICLES AS NANOTHERMOMETER: HIGH SENSITIVITY IN TEMPERATURE EVALUATION INSIDE BIOLOGICAL WINDOWS: High sensitivity in temperature evaluation inside biological windows

Selene Acosta, Luis J. Borrero-González, Polona Umek, Luiz A.O. Nunes, Peter Guttmann, Carla Bittencourt

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TiO2 nanoparticles doped with different amounts of Nd3+ (0.5, 1, and 3 wt.%) were synthetized by the sol-gel method, and evaluated as potential temperature nanoprobes using the fluorescence intensity ratio between thermal-sensitive radiative transitions of the Nd3+. XRD characterization identified the anatase phase in all the doped samples. The morphology of the nanoparticles was observed with SEM, TEM and HRTEM microscopies. The relative amount of Nd3+ in TiO2 was obtained by EDXS, and the oxidation state of titanium and neodymium was investigated via XPS and NEXAFS, respectively. Nd3+ was present in all the samples, unlike titanium, where besides Ti4+, a significantly amount of Ti3+ was observed; the relative concentration of Ti3+ increased as the amount of Nd3+ in the TiO2 nanoparticles increased. The photoluminescence of the synthetized nanoparticles was investigated, with excitation wavelengths of 350, 514 and 600 nm. The emission intensity of the broad band that was associated with the presence of defects in the TiO2, increased when the concentration of Nd3+ was increased. Using 600 nm for excitation, the4F7/24I9/2,4F5/24I9/2 and4F3/24I9/2 transitions of Nd3+ ions, centered at 760 nm, 821 nm, and 880 nm, respectively, were observed. Finally, the effect of temperature in the photoluminescence intensity of the synthetized nanoparticles was investigated, with an excitation wavelength of 600 nm. The spectra were collected in the 288-348 K range. For increasing temperatures, the emission intensity of the4F7/24I9/2 and4F5/24I9/2 transitions increased significantly, in contrast to the4F3/24I9/2 transition, in which the intensity emission decreased. The fluorescence intensity ratio between the transitions (formula presented) were used to calculate the relative sensitivity of the sensors. The relative sensitivity was near 3% K-1 for I760I880 and near 1% K-1 for (formula presented).

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo5306
PublicaciónSensors
Volumen21
N.º16
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 6 ago. 2021

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