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Chem Commun (Camb). 2013 Jan 25;49(7):680-2. doi: 10.1039/c2cc37271a.

Design of irreversible optical nanothermometers for thermal ablations.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.

Abstract

Nanothermometers composed from a gold nanorod core, temperature sensitive linker and fluorescent dye are reported. The nanothermometers have low fluorescence due to a self-quenching mechanism at temperatures below 50 °C and become highly fluorescence above 70 °C.

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