One unique ability of Tetrapod Quantum Dots is their ability to emit two colors from one energy source. This is called Dual Emission and was realized by Dr. Alivasatos at UC Berkeley, and Sanjeevi Sivasankar of DOE's Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University, and published in the journal Nano Letters ("Spatially Indirect Emission in a Luminescent Nanocrystal Molecule"). Dr. Alivasatos said, "We have demonstrated a semiconductor nanocrystal molecule, in the form of a tetrapod consisting of a cadmium-selenide quantum dot core and four cadmium sulfide arms, that breaks Kasha's rule by emitting light from multiple excited states. Because this nanocrystal system has much higher quantum yield and is relatively more photostable than organic molecules, it holds promising potential for optical sensing and light emission-based applications, such as LEDs and imaging labels."
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.