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Photoluminescent Metal Complexes and Materials as Temperature Sensors—An Introductory Review

Chemical Physics Laboratory, Concordia University, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612, USA
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Academic Editors: Moustafa Gabr, Koushambi Mitra and Jonas Bucevicius
Chemosensors 2021, 9(5), 109; https://doi.org/10.3390/chemosensors9050109
Received: 31 March 2021 / Revised: 30 April 2021 / Accepted: 7 May 2021 / Published: 14 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Luminescent Metal Complexes as Sensors)
Temperature is a fundamental physical quantity whose accurate measurement is of critical importance in virtually every area of science, engineering, and biomedicine. Temperature can be measured in many ways. In this pedagogically focused review, we briefly discuss various standard contact thermometry measurement techniques. We introduce and touch upon the necessity of non-contact thermometry, particularly for systems in extreme environments and/or in rapid motion, and how luminescence thermometry can be a solution to this need. We review the various aspects of luminescence thermometry, including different types of luminescence measurements and the numerous materials used as luminescence sensors. We end the article by highlighting other physical quantities that can be measured by luminescence (e.g., pressure, electric field strength, magnetic field strength), and provide a brief overview of applications of luminescence thermometry in biomedicine. View Full-Text
Keywords: non-contact; sensor; thermometer; luminescence; phosphorescence; fluorescence; pressure; oxygen; magnetic-field; electric-field non-contact; sensor; thermometer; luminescence; phosphorescence; fluorescence; pressure; oxygen; magnetic-field; electric-field
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Kenney, J.W., III; Lee, J.J. Photoluminescent Metal Complexes and Materials as Temperature Sensors—An Introductory Review. Chemosensors 2021, 9, 109. https://doi.org/10.3390/chemosensors9050109

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Kenney JW III, Lee JJ. Photoluminescent Metal Complexes and Materials as Temperature Sensors—An Introductory Review. Chemosensors. 2021; 9(5):109. https://doi.org/10.3390/chemosensors9050109

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Kenney, John W., III, and Jae Joon Lee. 2021. "Photoluminescent Metal Complexes and Materials as Temperature Sensors—An Introductory Review" Chemosensors 9, no. 5: 109. https://doi.org/10.3390/chemosensors9050109

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