Current industry manual “batch” processing produces small amounts at single cycle/day speed. In 2014, Quantum Materials Corp introduced an automated process for mass production of quantum dots, solving the problem of reliable availability of quantum dots. A proprietary microreactor uses ordinary non-toxic, biodegradable detergent surfactants as the main chemical used in a safe, green, environmentally friendly manufacturing process that can currently produce over 2250 Kg per year and can be scaled to higher production. Software controlled automation is key to producing uniform quantum dots by controlling all synthesis aspects without expensive specialists and time required. Quantum Materials’ process uses tight production control parameters for repeatable, precise control of shape and size. Additional production units will be added as the market demands.
Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc., the wholly-owned subsidiary of QMC is developing Next-Gen QD Solar Cells printing by roll-to-roll processes.
Quantum Materials Corp. and Texas State University signed an Industry -Academic Partnership in 2013. Texas State's Advanced Functional Materials Laboratory, outfitted with state-of-the-art characterization and analysis equipment will assist Quantum Materials' nearby Wet Labs in special projects designed to produce department scientific papers advancing tetrapod quantum dot research.