2017 Volume 37 Issue 147 Pages 11-16
Pressure-sensitive paint (PSP) and temperature-sensitive paint (TSP) are molecular sensors which enable high spatial measurement of pressure and temperature distributions on model surfaces. In this paper, we introduce pressure and temperature sensitive luminophores and polymers as binder materials, which are mostly commercially available. The typical combinations of a dye and a binder material are presented and their properties including pressure- and temperature-sensitivity, and excitation and emission wavelengths are shown as a guideline to select PSP /TSP. Especially, the properties of PtTFPP and Ru(dpp)3-based PSP was shown in detail. As TSP luminophores, ruthenium complex, europium complex, rhodamine, quantum dot, and phosphore are shown and a suitable temperature range for each TSP was indicated.