Quantum Materials recognizes that non-heavy metal quantum dots must be developed to further protect the environment. We are currently researching and developing at least two kinds of heavy metal free tetrapod QD and are focusing significant effort in enhancing the performance of these materials to satisfy demanding applications in lighting and displays.
By adding our thick shell technology, quantum dots brightness is increased at least 10-fold. We intend to use these near-perfect quantum dots in optoelectronics displays, lasers, and QD-LEDs thereby reducing the quantity needed of Cadmium by area to below RoHS exemption requirements.
Our Cadmium core QD will be completely isolated by encapsulation when used, and in amounts at all times lower amounts than allowed by regulation. It is widely recognized that coal use expends more Cadmium into the atmosphere and environment than the minute amounts that will be used in quantum dot products. If we truly value the environment, solar plants that can produce roll-to-roll Cadmium core Quantum Dot Solar Cells to produce clean energy to replace coal use would be a national priority. Solar energy can help reverse Global Warming by efficiently and cost-effectively supplying power for light and heating and other energy drains. Quantum Dot Solar Cells are increasingly effective at absorbing infrared sunlight (43% of sunlight, reaching the earth day and night) heat and converting it into energy. Less heat and noxious gas production are a positive effect of increasing solar cell acceptance worldwide and must be in the equation when comparing new systems to old.
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.