university of aveiro

theoria poiesis praxis

physics department


aveiro institute of materials

Ximendes, E., Marin, R., Carlos, L.D., Jaque, D. "Less is more: dimensionality reduction as a general strategy for more precise luminescence thermometry" Light: Science and Applications, 11 (1), 237 (2022)


Carlos, L.D. "Theranostic of orthotopic gliomas by core-shell structured nanoplatforms"Light: Science and Applications, 11 (1), 149 (2022)


Bian, H., Qin, X., Wu, Y., Yi, Z., Liu, S., Wang, Y., Brites, C.D.S., Carlos, L.D., Liu, X. "Multimodal Tuning of Synaptic Plasticity Using Persistent Luminescent Memitters" Advanced Materials, 34 (25),  2101895 (2022) 10.1002/adma.202101895


R. Shi, C. D. S. Brites, L. D. Carlos “Understanding the Shell Passivation in Ln3+-Doped Luminescent Nanocrystals” Small Structures 3, 2100194 (2022)



Karachousos-Spiliotakopoulos, K., Tangoulis, V., Panagiotou, N., Tasiopoulos, A., Moreno-Pineda, E., Wernsdorfer, W., Schulze, M., Botas, A.M.P., Carlos, L.D. "Luminescence thermometry and field induced slow magnetic relaxation based on a near infrared emissive heterometallic complex" Dalton Transactions, 51 (21), 8208-8216 (2022)


Zanella, S., Hernández-Rodríguez, M.A., Fu, L., Carlos, L.D., Ferreira, R.A.S., Brites, C.D.S. "Reprogrammable and Reconfigurable Photonic Molecular Logic Gates Based on Ln3+ Ions" Advanced Optical Materials, 10 (10), art. no. 2200138 (2022)


F. E. Maturi, C. D. S. Brites, R. R. Silva, K. Nigoghossian, D. Wilson, R. A. S. Ferreira, S. J. L. Ribeiro, L. D. Carlos

“Sustainable Smart-tags with 2-step Verification for Anti-counterfeiting Triggered by the Photothermal Response of Upconverting Nanoparticles” Adv. Photonics Res. 3, 2100227 (2022)



Hernández-Rodríguez, M.A., Egaña, A., Rodríguez-Mendoza, U.R., Lavín, V., Muñoz-Santiuste, J.E. "Optical Temperature Sensor Capabilities of the Green Upconverted Luminescence of Er3+ in La3NbO7 Ceramic Powders Crystals, 12 (4), 455, (2022)


M. A. Hernandez-Rodríguez, S. F. H. Correia, R. A. S. Ferreira, L. D. Carlos “A Perspective on Sustainable Luminescent Solar Concentrators”J. Appl. Phys. 131, 140901 (2022)

Editor's Pick

HIGHLIGHTED IN “Future Buildings Might Sustainably Generate Their Own Power With Luminescent Solar Concentrators” by Mara Johnson-Groh, AIP Scilight, 11 April 2022,


F. H. Borges, J. C. Martins, F. J. Caixeta, R. R. Pereira, L. D. Carlos, R. A. S. Ferreira, R. R. Gonçalves “Primary Thermometers Based on Sol–Gel Upconverting Er3+/Yb3+ Co-Doped Yttrium Tantalates With High Upconversion Quantum Yield and Emission Color Tunability” J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol. 102, 249–263 (2022)


L. F. Santos, J. C. Martins, K. O. Lima, L. F. T. Gomes, M. T de Melo, A. C. Tedesco, L. D. Carlos, R. A. S. Ferreira, R. R. Gonçalves “In Vitro Assays and Nanothermometry Studies of Infrared-to-Visible Upconversion of Nanocrystalline Y2O3:Er3+/Yb3+ Nanoparticles for Theranostic Applications”Physica B 624, 413447 (2022)


A. N. Carneiro Neto, E. Kasprzycka, A. S. Souza, P. Gawryszewska, M. Suta, L. D. Carlos, O. L. Malta

“On the Long Decay Time of the 7F5 level of Tb3+”J. Luminesc. 248, 118933 (2022)


Martínez, E.D., Brites, C.D.S., Urbano, R.R., Rettori, C., Carlos, L.D. "Hyperspectral imaging thermometry assisted by upconverting nanoparticles: Experimental artifacts and accuracy" Physica B: Condensed Matter, 629, 413639 (2022) 10.1016/j.physb.2021.413639


Carneiro Neto, A.N., Mamontova, E., Botas, A.M.P., Brites, C.D.S., Ferreira, R.A.S., Rouquette, J., Guari, Y., Larionova, J., Long, J., Carlos, L.D. " Rationalizing the Thermal Response of Dual-Center Molecular Thermometers: The Example of an Eu/Tb Coordination Complex" Advanced Optical Materials, 10 (5), 2101870 (2022)


Fang, M., Neto, A.N.C., Fu, L., Ferreira, R.A.S., deZeaBermudez, V., Carlos, L.D. "A Hybrid Materials Approach for Fabricating Efficient WLEDs Based on Di-Ureasils Doped with Carbon Dots and a Europium Complex" Advanced Materials Technologies, 7 (3), art. no. 2100727 (2022)



Silva, R.N., Botas, A.M.P., Brandão, D., Bastos, V., Oliveira, H., Debasu, M.L., Ferreira, R.A.S., Brites, C.D.S., Carlos, L.D. "3D sub-cellular localization of upconverting nanoparticles through hyperspectral microscopy" Physica B: Condensed Matter, 626, 413470 (2022)


De, A., Dwij, V., Sathe, V., Hernández-Rodríguez, M.A., Carlos, L.D., Ranjan, R. "Synergistic use of Raman and photoluminescence signals for optical thermometry with large temperature sensitivity" Physica B: Condensed Matter, 626, 413455 (2022)


K. M. N. de Souza, R. N. Silva, J. A. B. Silva, C. D. S. Brites, B. Francis, R. A. S. Ferreira, L. D. Carlos, R. L. Longo

“Novel and High-Sensitive Primary and Self-Referencing Thermometers Based on the Excitation Spectra of Lanthanide Ions” Adv. Optical. Mater. (2022)

Editor's Choice


Marin, R., Gálico, D.A., Gayfullina, R., Moilanen, J.O., Carlos, L.D., Jaque, D., Murugesu, M. "A zero-field single-molecule magnet with luminescence thermometry capabilities containing soft donors" Journal of Materials Chemistry C, (2022)


J. F. C. B. Ramalho, L. M. S. Dias, L. Fu, A. M. P. Botas, L. D. Carlos, A. N. Carneiro Neto, P. S. André, R. A. S. Ferreira

“Customized Luminescent Multiplexed Quick-Response Codes as Reliable Temperature Mobile Optical Sensors for eHealth and Internet of Things” Adv. Photonics Res. 3, 2100206 (2022)