A revolutionary new approach to synthesis which uses a relatively benign detergent surfactant at moderate temperature to allow fine control of the process of making tetrapod quantum dots. Tetrapod Quantum Dots have highly valued abilities by industry. QMC’s process produces over 95% full tetrapod shape, an extraordinary result if for a spheroid synthesis but up to twice as good as any other tetrapod synthesis. Purification processes to eliminate any remaining partial quantum dots, if necessary, is simplified. Shelling is accomplished during synthesis process.
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.