Monitoring the orientation of rare-earth-doped nanorods for flow shear tomography.

@article{Kim2017MonitoringTO,
  title={Monitoring the orientation of rare-earth-doped nanorods for flow shear tomography.},
  author={Jongwook Kim and S{\'e}bastien Michelin and Michiel Hilbers and Lucio Martinelli and {\'E}lodie Chaudan and Gabriel Amselem and Etienne Fradet and Jean-pierre Boilot and Albert M. Brouwer and Charles N. Baroud and Jacques Peretti and Thierry Gacoin},
  journal={Nature nanotechnology},
  year={2017},
  volume={12 9},
  pages={
          914-919
        }
}
Rare-earth phosphors exhibit unique luminescence polarization features originating from the anisotropic symmetry of the emitter ion's chemical environment. However, to take advantage of this peculiar property, it is necessary to control and measure the ensemble orientation of the host particles with a high degree of precision. Here, we show a methodology to obtain the photoluminescence polarization of Eu-doped LaPO4 nanorods assembled in an electrically modulated liquid-crystalline phase. We… 

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