• Medientyp: E-Artikel
  • Titel: Development of thermo-reporting nanoparticles for accurate sensing of geothermal reservoir conditions
  • Beteiligte: Rudolph, Bastian; Berson, Jonathan; Held, Sebastian; Nitschke, Fabian; Wenzel, Friedemann; Kohl, Thomas; Schimmel, Thomas
  • Erschienen: Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020
  • Erschienen in: Scientific Reports
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-68122-y
  • ISSN: 2045-2322
  • Schlagwörter: Multidisciplinary
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  • Beschreibung: <jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>The inaccessibility of geological reservoirs, both for oil and gas production or geothermal usage, makes detection of reservoir properties and conditions a key problem in the field of reservoir engineering, including for the development of geothermal power plants. Herein, an approach is presented for the development of messenger nanoparticles for the determination of reservoir conditions, with a proof of concept example of temperature detection under controlled laboratory conditions. Silica particles are synthesized with a two-layer architecture, an inner enclosed core and an outer porous shell, each doped with a different fluorescent dye to create a dual emission system. Temperature detection happens by a threshold temperature-triggered irreversible release of the outer dye, thus changing the fluorescence signal of the particles. The reported particle system consequently enables a direct, reliable and fast way to determine reservoir temperature. It also displays a sharp threshold for accurate sensing and allows detection at concentration ranges as low as few nanograms of nanoparticles per milliliter.</jats:p>
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