Visual temperature sensor and luminescent thermometer based on the complex Tb/Eu–TPTZ incorporated in transparent PMMA film

Ch J. Salas-Juárez, R. E. Navarro, A. Pérez-Rodríguez, U. Orozco-Valencia, R. Aceves

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Abstract

. A new transparent hybrid film obtained from lanthanide complex Tb/Eu–TPTZ incorporated in PMMA was designed for its potential use as luminescent thermometer and visual temperature sensor. The structure of the lanthanide complexes was numerically confirmed in a gas phase through the density functional theory (DFT). The hybrid film excited with 310 nm at RT showed a greenish-yellow color and was associated with the mix of the typical emission bands of the Tb3+ and Eu3+ ions incorporated in the film. The temperature-dependent photoluminescence properties of the (Tb/Eu-TPTZ)PMMA film were analyzed in the range of 25–120 °C. The integrated areas of the transition bands 5D4 → 7F5 (Tb3+), and 5D0 → 7F2 (Eu3+) were used in the ratiometric technique based on the fluorescence intensity ratio (FIR). In the temperature range 25−100 °C, the thermometric parameter showed good linear (R2 = 0.997) behavior and a value for the relative sensitivity Sr of 2.98 % °C−1. A color change was observed for the hybrid film, going from greenish-yellow to red when the temperature changed from 25–100 °C. The results suggest that (Tb/Eu–TPTZ)PMMA film has promising characteristics to be considered as a luminescent thermometer and visual temperature sensor in the range of 25–100 °C.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
Volume315
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Lanthanide complex
  • Luminescent thermometer
  • Photoluminescence
  • PMMA
  • Visual temperature sensor

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