20 February 2018 Comparison of temperature sensing of the luminescent upconversion and ZnCdS nanoparticles
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The luminescence spectra of upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) and ZnCdS nanoparticles (ZnCdSNPs) were measured and analyzed in a wide temperature range: from room to human body and further to a hyperthermic temperature resulting in tissue morphology change. The results show that the luminescence signal of UCNPs and ZnCdSNPs placed within the tissue is reasonably good sensitive to temperature change and accompanied by phase transitions of lipid structures of adipose tissue. The most likely that the multiple phase transitions are associated with the different components of fat cells, such as phospholipids of cell membrane and lipids of fat droplets. In the course of fat cell heating, lipids of fat droplet first transit from a crystalline form to a liquid crystal form and then to a liquid form, which is characterized by much less scattering. The results of phase transitions of lipids were observed as the changes in the slope of the temperature dependence of the intensity of luminescence of the film with nanoparticles embedded into tissue. The obtained results confirm a high sensitivity of the luminescent UCNPs and ZnCdSNPs to the temperature variations within thin tissue samples and show a strong potential for the controllable tissue thermolysis.
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I. Yu. Yanina, I. Yu. Yanina, E. K. Volkova, E. K. Volkova, E. A. Sagaidachnaya, E. A. Sagaidachnaya, J. G. Konyukhova, J. G. Konyukhova, V. I. Kochubey, V. I. Kochubey, V. V. Tuchin, V. V. Tuchin, } "Comparison of temperature sensing of the luminescent upconversion and ZnCdS nanoparticles ", Proc. SPIE 10506, Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications XV, 1050616 (20 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2295618; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2295618

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