FWF: Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence (TADF)-based Molecular Thermometers

Optical sensors based on luminescent materials have become an integral part of analytical chemistry as they offer distinct advantages over conventional sensing schemes. They are inexpensive, miniaturizable, non-invasive, allow contactless measurement and are suitable for imaging of analyte distribution. Sensors for pH, ions, oxygen, carbon dioxide and other analytes already have been well established, but the field is still intensively investigated in search for more advanced probes, expanding the scope of analytes and applications. The aim of this project is to implement emitters based on TADF in the field of optical temperature sensing.

The research will be divided into following subtopics:

  • Design, synthesis and characterization of new TADF emitters with characteristics tuned for temperature sensing and dual sensing of temperature and oxygen
  • Preparation and characterization of sensing materials
  • Application of the new materials in several important scientific fields
Funded by

FWF Der Wissenschaftsfonds