Alaulamie AA1, Baral S1, Johnson SC1, Richardson HH2.
Small. 2016 Oct 4. doi: 10.1002/smll.201601989. [Epub ahead of print]An optical nanothermometer technique based on laser trapping, moving and targeted attaching an erbium oxide nanoparticle cluster is developed to measure the local temperature. The authors apply this new nanoscale temperature measuring technique (limited by the size of the nanoparticles) to measure the temperature of vapor nucleation in water. Vapor nucleation is observed after superheating water above the boiling point for degassed and nondegassed water. Read More