Next Article in Journal
Second Generation Small Pixel Technology Using Hybrid Bond Stacking
Next Article in Special Issue
Nanosphere Lithography on Fiber: Towards Engineered Lab-On-Fiber SERS Optrodes
Previous Article in Journal
SmartVeh: Secure and Efficient Message Access Control and Authentication for Vehicular Cloud Computing
Previous Article in Special Issue
UV Absorption Spectroscopy in Water-Filled Antiresonant Hollow Core Fibers for Pharmaceutical Detection
Open AccessArticle

Mn4+-Doped Magnesium Titanate—A Promising Phosphor for Self-Referenced Optical Temperature Sensing

1
Institute of Applied Mathematics and Physics, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur 8401, Switzerland
2
Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Food Chemistry, Graz University of Technology, Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Sensors 2018, 18(2), 668; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18020668
Received: 17 January 2018 / Revised: 18 February 2018 / Accepted: 22 February 2018 / Published: 24 February 2018
Phosphors based on magnesium titanate activated with Mn 4 + ions are of great interest because, when excited with blue light, they display a strong red-emitting luminescence. They are characterized by a luminescence decay which is strongly temperature dependent in the range from −50 C to 150 C, making these materials very promising for temperature sensing in the biochemical field. In this work, the optical and thermal properties of the luminescence of Mg 2 TiO 4 are investigated for different Mn 4 + doping concentrations. The potential of this material for temperature sensing is demonstrated by fabricating a fiber optic temperature microsensor and by comparing its performance against a standard resistance thermometer. The response of the fiber optic sensor is exceptionally fast, with a response time below 1 s in the liquid phase and below 1.1 s in the gas phase. View Full-Text
Keywords: phosphor; optical sensor; temperature sensor; manganese, luminescence phosphor; optical sensor; temperature sensor; manganese, luminescence
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Venturini, F.; Baumgartner, M.; Borisov, S.M. Mn4+-Doped Magnesium Titanate—A Promising Phosphor for Self-Referenced Optical Temperature Sensing. Sensors 2018, 18, 668.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop