Composite Material for Simultaneous and Contactless Luminescent Sensing and Imaging of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide


  • This work was supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF); project Biophotonik BP28.


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“Seeing” oxygen and carbon dioxide: A sensor material is described that enables simultaneous imaging and monitoring of carbon dioxide and oxygen (see figure). It relies on the measurement of the phase shift of the luminescence decay time of a material composed of microbead-contained indicators (with well-separated excitation and emission wavelengths) and polymers with excellent permeation selectivities as well as favorable optical and adhesive properties.