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Selected TOP publications of Group´s Coordinator,

Dr. Jorge Méndez-Ramos


  1. J. Méndez-Ramos; J.C. Ruiz-Morales; P. Acosta-Mora; N.M. Khaidukov. "Infrared-light induced curing of photosensitive resins through photon up-conversion for novel cost-effective luminescent 3D-printing technology", Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 4, pp. 801. RSC, 2016. DOI: 10.1039/C5TC03315B 

  2. Lothar Wondraczek; Esa Tyystjärvi; Jorge Méndez-Ramos; Frank A. Müller; Qinyuan Zhang. "Shifting the Sun: "Shifting the Sun: Solar spectral conversion and extrinsic sensitization in natural and artificial photosynthesis", Advanced Science. 2-12, pp. 1500218. Wiley, 2015. DOI: 10.1002/advs.201500218 

  3. J. Méndez-Ramos, P. Acosta-Mora, J. C. Ruiz-Morales, T. Hernández, M. E. Borges, P. Esparza, "Turning into the blue: materials for enhancing TiO2 photocatalysis by up-conversion photonics", RSC Advances,2013,3,23028, DOI:10.1039/C3RA44342F

  4. J. Méndez-Ramos, J.C. Ruiz-Morales, P. Acosta-Mora, J. del-Castillo, A.C. Yanes, “Rare-earth doped nano-glass-ceramics for extending spectral response of water-splitting semiconductor electrodes by high intense UV-blue up-conversion: turning the sun into blue” , Journal of Power Sources, 238, 313 (2013), DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2013.03.068

  5. J. Méndez-Ramos, P. Acosta-Mora, J.C. Ruiz-Morales, N.M. Khaidukov, "Role of the Yb3+ concentration in the high efficient UV-blue up-conversion emission from hydrothermally grown Yb3+/ Er3+-doped K2YF5 crystals" , J. Alloys and Compounds, 575, p. 263, (2013), DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2013.04.014 
  6. J. Méndez-Ramos, P. Acosta-Mora, J.C. Ruiz-Morales, T. Hernández, M.E. Borges, P. Esparza, "Heavy Rare-Earth-doped ZBLAN glasses for UV-blue up-conversion and white light generation", J. Luminiscence, 143, p. 479, (2013), DOI:
  7. A.C. Yanes, A. Santanta-Alonso, J. Méndez-Ramos, J. del-Castillo, "Structure and intense UV up-conversion emissions in RE3+-doped sol-gel glass-ceramics containing KYF4 nanocrystals", accepted for publication, in press, Appl. Phys. B, DOI: 10.1007/s00340-013-5514-2 
  8. J. Méndez Ramos; A.C. Yanes; A. Santana-Alonso; J. del-Castillo, Highly efficient up-conversion and bright white light in RE co-doped KYF4 nanocrystals in sol-gel silica matrix. Chemical Physics Letters, 555, 196 (2013). 
  9. A. Santana-Alonso; A.C. Yanes; J. Méndez-Ramos; J. del-Castillo, “Up-conversion tuneability in sol-gel derived SiO2-KYF4 nano-glass-ceramics doped with Yb3+-Ho3+-Tm3+, accepted for publication, in press, Science of Advanced Materials (2013), DOI: 10.1166/sam.2013.1493
  10. A.S.Kuznetsov, J.J.Velázquez, V.K. Tikhomirov, J. Méndez-Ramos, V.V. Moshchalkov, Quantum yield of luminescence of Ag nanoclusters dispersed within transparent bulk glass vs. glass composition and temperature, Applied Physics Letters, 101, 251106 (2012). 
  11. V.K. Tikhomirov; V.D. Rodríguez; J. Méndez-Ramos; J. del-Castillo; D. Kirilenko; G. Van Tendeloo; V.V. Moshchalkov, Optimizing Er/Yb ratio and content in Er-Yb co-doped glass-ceramics for enhancement of the up and down-conversion luminescence, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells,100, 209 (2012). Citations (excluding self-citations): 3 
  12. A.C. Yanes; A. Santana-Alonso; J. Méndez-Ramos; J. del-Castillo; V.D. Rodríguez. Novel Sol-Gel Nano-Glass-Ceramics Comprising Ln3+-Doped YF3 Nanocrystals: Structure and High Efficient UV Up-Conversion, Advanced Functional Materials, 21, 3136 (2011). Citations(excluding self-citations): 4 
  13. V.K. Tikhomirov, J. Méndez-Ramos, V.D. Rodríguez, D. Furniss. Infrared tuneable up-conversion phosphor based on Er3+-doped nano-glass-ceramics, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 440, 328 (2007). Citations (excluding self-citations): 21 
  14. A.C. Yanes, V.D. Rodríguez, J. Del Castillo, J. Méndez-Ramos, M. Torres, J. Peraza, Nanocrystal-size selective spectroscopy in SnO2:Eu3+ semiconductor quantum-dots, Applied Physics Letters, 85, 2343 (2004). Citations (excluding self-citations): 58 
  15. M. Abril, J. Méndez-Ramos, I.R. Martín, U.R. Rodríguez-Mendoza, V. Lavín, A. Delgado-Torres, V.D. Rodríguez, P. Núñez, A.D. Lozano-Gorrín, "Optical properties of Nd3+ ions in oxyfluoride glasses and glass ceramics comparing different preparation methods, Journal of Applied Physics, 95, 5271(2004). Citations (excluding self-citations): 59 
  16. J. Méndez-Ramos, V. Lavín, I.R. Martín, U.R. Rodríguez-Mendoza, J.A. González-Almeida, V.D. Rodríguez, A.D. Lozano-Gorrín, P. Núñez, Optical properties of Er3+ ions in transparent glass ceramics", Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 323, 753 (2001). Citations (excluding self-citations): 51 




1. Title: System for the enhancement of hydrogen production through water photolysis increasing the spectral response of a catalytic semiconductor. Patent nº: P201200883 (7th September 2012)

2. Title: Material for efficient simultaneous UV and IR to visible conversion. Patent nº: P201001172. (4th September 2010)

3. Title: Colour tuneability and white light generation in triply lanthanide doped nano-glass-ceramic (25th May, 2007). Patent nº: P200701609 Publication nº: ES2319044 (Date of publication 16/02/10) 



53 contributions to peer-reviewed International established Conferences mainly as posters and also with several oral presentations. Some of selected conferences are: International Conference on f-elements (ICFE’4-8 series, 2000-2012), Trends in Nanotechnology, TNT Series 2005-2011; International Conference on Luminescence and Optical Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter, ICL series 2008-2011;  International Conference on Dynamical Processes in Excited States of Solids, DPC series 2001-2007 and European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting EMRS Series 2005-2007 among others. (more details, see Extended CV)

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