1st Edition

Luminescent Thermometers Fundamentals, Materials and Applications

    320 Pages 79 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Luminescent Thermometers deals with all the aspects of the subject from principles of methods to their applications in different areas. The book familiarizes the readers with the fundamentals of luminescence thermometry, materials used for the development of different luminescence thermometers viz. metal organic frameworks (MOFs) including lanthanide doped MOFs referred as LOFs, quantum dots (QDs), rare earth doped phosphors and upconversion phosphors. Further some advanced and next generation approaches for luminescent thermometers such as carbon-based materials, nano-composites, double perovskites and garnet systems are assimilated. The applications of luminescence thermometers in temperature sensing of biological cells and tumors, thermal imaging of biological cells, flexible temperature sensors, health monitoring with wearable thermometers and environmental monitoring are the key features of this volume. It is a resourceful literature for material scientists and engineers in academia and R & D as well as researchers working in biology and environment science.

    1.       The Predominant Role and the need of Thermometers

    2.       Optical Thermometers: Importance and Advantages over other Thermometers

    3.       Luminescent Thermometers: Methods, Materials and Applications

    4.       Metal-organic Framework for Luminescent Thermometers

    5.       Quantum Dots for Luminescence Thermometers

    6.       Rare Earth Doped Phosphors for Luminescence Based Optical Thermometers

    7.       Upconversion Phosphors for Luminescence Based Optical Thermometers

    8.       Carbon-based Materials for Luminescence Thermometers

    9.       Nano-composites for Luminescence Thermometers

    10.   Recent Advancements in Optical Thermometry Based on Photoluminescent Perovskite Oxides

    11.   Luminescence Temperature Sensing Based on Ratiometric and Colorimetric Fluorescence in Garnet Systems

    12.   Temperature Sensing of Biological Cells and Tumours

    13.   Flexible Temperature Sensor

    14.   Health Monitoring with Wearable Thermometers

    15.   Luminescent Temperature Sensors for Environmental Monitoring



    Dr. Pragati Kumar is Sr. Assistant Professor in Department of Nanoscience and Materials, Central University of Jammu, India since 2016. Dr. Kumar has more than 15 years research and teaching experience. His research includes nanostructures, thin films, composites, and 2D materials, ion beam techniques, optoelectronic devices, sensors and photocatalysis. Dr. Kumar has published 37 research papers, 14 chapters, and edited two books with international publishers.

    Dr. Nupur Saxena is working as DST-Women Scientist, Department of Physics, IIT Jammu, India. Prior, she has awarded by number of PDFs and other fellowships including CSIR-Pool Scientist, UGC-DSK, IUAC-RA, CSIR-SRF, and IUAC-JRF etc. She has more than 18 years of research experience in synthesis of nanostructures, thin films, composites, and 2D materials, ion beam techniques, optoelectronic devices, sensors and photocatalysis. Dr. Saxena has published 30 research papers, 09 chapters, and presented more than 40 papers in conferences. She is lifetime member of many scientific societies and reviewed for almost all international publishers.

    Prof. Sanjay J. Dhoble is a senior professor in Department of Physics, RTM Nagpur, University Nagpur. He has about 31 years of teaching and research experience. He has guided 76 students, published 62 patents (South Korean, South African, Australian, and Indian patents), 921 Articles, Edited/authored 30 International books and delivered 177 Plenary/Keynote/Invited Talks and Guest Lecture. His research is well acknowledged globally and cited by more than 15000 times. He is securing place among the top 2% scientists of the World since last 3 years.

     Prof. Hendrik C Swart is an internationally acclaimed researcher and currently a senior professor in the Department of Physics at the University of the Free State. He brought luminescence materials to South Africa in the beginning of 1996 after since then he has led research in the degradation of phosphors for field emission displays, as well as developing materials for nano solid-state lighting. He has more than 900 publications, edited/authored 70 book/book chapters with more than 24486 citations, H-index of 68, i10 index of 587. He is Editor in Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences.