Publications upconversion

“Efficient Up-conversion in Yb:Er:NaT(XO4)2 Thermal Nanoprobes. Imaging of their Distribution in a Perfused Mouse” C. Zaldo, M. D. Serrano,  X. Han, C. Cascales, M. Cantero, L. Montoliu, E. Arza , V. R. Caiolfa, M.  Zamai, PLOS one 12(5) e0177596, 2017 (

“Ultrasmall, water dispersible,  TWEEN80 modified Yb:Er:NaGd(WO4)2  nanoparticles with record upconversion ratiometric thermal sensitivity and their internalization by mesenchymal stem cells» C. Cascales, C. Paino, E. Bazán, C. Zaldo. Nanotechnology 28, 185101, 2017. (

“High thermal sensitivity and selectable upconversion color of Ln, Yb:Y6O5F8 nanotubes” C. Zaldo and C. Cascales. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics vol. 16, pgs 23274-23285, 2014. (doi: 10.1039/c4cp03616f)

“White and full colour upconversion film-on-glass displays driven by a single 978 nm laser” X. Han, E. Castellano-Hernández, J. Hernández-Rueda, J. Solís and C. Zaldo. Optics Express 22, 24111, 2014. (doi: 10.1364/OE.22.024111)

“Nanopatterned PMMA-Yb:Er/Tm:Lu2O3 composites with visible upconversion emissions” X. Han, J. Maiz, C. Mijangos, C. Zaldo. Nanotechnology 25, 205302 (7 pgs)  2014. (doi:10.1088/0957-4484/25/20/205302).

“Enhanced upconversion multicolor and white light luminescence in SiO2-coated lanthanide-doped GdVO4 hydrothermal nanocrystals”. R. Calderón-Villajos, C. Zaldo and C. Cascales. Nanotechnology vol. 23, Nº 505205,  2012. (doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/23/50/505205).

“Photoluminescence and up-conversion of Er3+ in tetragonal NaBi(XO4)2 X= Mo or W, scheelites”. M. Rico, V. Volkov and C. Zaldo. Journal of Alloys and Compounds vol 323-324, 806-810, 2001.

Yb sensitising of Er3+ up-conversion emission in KGd(WO4)2:Er:Yb single crystals. M. Rico, M. C. Pujol, X. Mateos, J. Massons, C. Zaldo, M. Aguiló and F. Díaz. Journal of Alloys and Compounds vol 323-324, 362-366, 2001.

“Green up-conversion of Er3+ in KGd(WO4)2 crystals. Effects of sample orientation and erbium concentration”. M. Rico, M. C. Pujol, F. Díaz and C. Zaldo.  Applied Physics B  vol 72, 157-162, 2001.