Developing upconversion nanoparticle-based smart substrates for remote temperature sensing Conference Paper uri icon


  • COPYRIGHT SPIE. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only. Recent developments in understanding of nanomaterial behaviors and synthesis have led to their application across a wide range of commercial and scientific applications. Recent investigations span from applications in nanomedicine and the development of novel drug delivery systems to nanoelectronics and biosensors. In this study, we propose the application of a newly engineered temperature sensitive water-based bio-compatible core/shell up-conversion nanoparticle (UCNP) in the development of a smart substrate for remote temperature sensing. We developed this smart substrate by dispersing functionalized nanoparticles into a polymer solution and then spin-coating the solution onto one side of a microscope slide to form a thin film substrate layer of evenly dispersed nanoparticles. By using spin-coating to deposit the particle solution we both create a uniform surface for the substrate while simultaneously avoid undesired particle agglomeration. Through this investigation, we have determined the sensitivity and capabilities of this smart substrate and conclude that further development can lead to a greater range of applications for this type smart substrate and use in remote temperature sensing in conjunction with other microscopy and spectroscopy investigations.

name of conference

  • Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XVIII: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Coker, Z., Marble, K., Alkahtani, M., Hemmer, P., & Yakovlev, V. V.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Coker, Zachary||Marble, Kassie||Alkahtani, Masfer||Hemmer, Philip||Yakovlev, Vladislav V

editor list (cited editors)

  • Coté, G. L.

publication date

  • February 2018