Bioinspired CS@PAN Electrospun Fibrous Aerogels with Vertical Capsule Vessels for Self-Feedback Temperature Sensing

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  • Xianghui Kong
  • Lifan Shen
  • Jianming An
  • Hai Lin


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3714-3723
Journal / PublicationACS Applied Electronic Materials
Issue number7
Online published6 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2022


Unconventional sensors with characteristics of portability, safety, remote manipulation, and high spatiotemproal resolution are highly desirable to detect varied temperature under specific conditions such as local temperature fields of the microenvironment. Herein, a 3D high-performance optical thermometry platform driven by the up-conversion green fluorescence of Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped electrospun fibrous aerogels is developed. The system simply consists of polycrystalline-encapsulated (Y1-x-yErxYby)2O2S/polyacrylonitrile (YOS-EY/PAN) electrospun fibers and chitosan (CS). The flexible fibers form a hierarchically ordered bionic cellular structure through bio -based cross-linking, which avoids toxic chemical cross-linking. Additionally, the intense green emission is ascribed to 2H-11/2/4S3/2 -> 4I15/2 transitions, as the main indicator to determine the relative sensitivity of 1.22% K-1 at 303 K. More importantly, multipoint dispersed lanthanide (Ln) between cell walls confers stronger temperature sensing capability to aerogels. The successful strategy provides insights for the development of luminescence thermometry and opens a window for multidimensional temperature sensing.

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  • (Y1−x−yErxYy)2O2S/polyacrylonitrile, electrospun fibrous aerogels, capsule space, optical temperature sensing, fluorescence intensity ratio

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