Our quantum dot synthesis is the “greenest” or most environmentally-friendly process due to its use of ordinary commercial surfactants, typically used in shampoos and laundry detergents as the principal chemical, rather than toxic chemicals normally used in batch synthesis processes. Our automated process provides economies of scale in production of more quantum dots per chemicals used due to economical micro-mixing during the continuous flow process. Higher production levels, less waste and toxic chemicals are factors that contribute to our ability to claim LCOE – Lowest Cost of Enterprise, with lower cost of materials, processes, devices and waste disposal, demonstrating it is possible to be both environmentally conscious and good business.
Quantum Materials recognizes that non-heavy metal quantum dots must be developed to further protect the environment. In 2015, we have introduced new Cadmium-free (non-heavy metal) quantum dots. We have already made important firsts in the industry in heat, moisture and oxidation resistance and large Stoke Shift quantum dots, by focusing significant research and development effort in enhancing the performance of these materials to satisfy the needs of lighting and display clients for environmentally friendly quantum dots.
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.