Photo-Thermal Spectroscopy with Plasmonic and Rare-Earth Doped (Nano)Materials

Basic Principles and Applications

  • Ali Rafiei Miandashti
  • Susil Baral
  • Eva Yazmin Santiago
  • Larousse Khosravi Khorashad
  • Alexander O. Govorov
  • Hugh H. Richardson

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology book sub series (BRIEFSNANOSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ali Rafiei Miandashti, Susil Baral, Eva Yazmin Santiago, Larousse Khosravi Khorashad, Alexander O. Govorov, Hugh H. Richardson
    Pages 1-4
  3. Eva Yazmin Santiago, Larousse Khosravi Khorashad, Alexander O. Govorov
    Pages 5-22
  4. Susil Baral, Ali Rafiei Miandashti, Hugh H. Richardson
    Pages 51-61
  5. Ali Rafiei Miandashti, Susil Baral, Hugh H. Richardson
    Pages 63-72

About this book


This book highlights the theoretical foundations of and experimental techniques in photothermal heating and applications involving nanoscale heat generation using gold nanostructures embedded in various media. The experimental techniques presented involve a combination of nanothermometers doped with rare-earth atoms, plasmonic heaters and near-field microscopy. The theoretical foundations are based on the Maxwell’s and heat diffusion equations. In particular, the working principle and application of AlGaN:Er3+ film, Er2O3 nanoparticles and β-NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+ nanocrystals for nanothermometry based on Er3+ emission are discussed. The relationship between superheated liquid and bubble formation for optically excited nanostructures and the effects of the surrounding medium and solution properties on light absorption and scattering are presented. The application of Er2O3 and β-NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+ nanocrystals to study the temperature of optically heated gold nanoparticles is also presented. In closing, the book presents a new thermal imaging technique combining near-field microscopy and Er3+ photoluminescence spectroscopy to monitor the photothermal heating and steady-state sub-diffraction local temperature of optically excited gold nanostructures.


Photothermal Heating Nanoscale Heat Generation Gold Nanostructures Nanothermometers Near-Field Microscopy Nanothermometers Thermal Imaging Photoluminescence Spectroscopy Plasmonic Nanostructures Surface Plasmon Extinction Upconverting Nanoparticles Photoluminescence Nanothermometry

Authors and affiliations

  • Ali Rafiei Miandashti
    • 1
  • Susil Baral
    • 2
  • Eva Yazmin Santiago
    • 3
  • Larousse Khosravi Khorashad
    • 4
  • Alexander O. Govorov
    • 5
  • Hugh H. Richardson
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryOhio UniversityAthensUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Physics and AstronomyOhio UniversityAthensUSA
  4. 4.Department of Physics and AstronomyOhio UniversityAthensUSA
  5. 5.Department of Physics and AstronomyOhio UniversityAthensUSA
  6. 6.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryOhio UniversityAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-3590-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-3591-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
  • Buy this book on publisher's site