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Advantages of QMC Tetrapod QD
Quantum Materials Corporation new "greener" synthesis of Tetrapod CdSe Quantum Dots
- Low Cost of non-REE materials that can produce high luminescense and efficient QD
- Continuous Flow Processing for consistent, reliable, stable, and high quantity product
- 95+% conversion of Tetrapods in narrow frequency ranges for precise uses
- High Selectivity of Arm Width and Length for fine tuning of product characteristics
- Simplified Purification due to uniformity and non-toxic synthesis chemicals
- Can be capped with shells or dyes during production
Printing Technologies Flexibility
Dr. Ghassan Jabbour, QMC’s Chief Science Officer and Director of the Solar Center at KAUST developed quantum dot printing technologies for which we are granted the exclusive worldwide license by University of Arizona Regents. This broad patent directly affects and makes possible multiple printing applications for continuous high speed roll to roll silk screen printing, rotogravure and flexography at rates of hundreds of meters per minute. We are developing various inks making best use of our QD for different printing applications. Processes for curing, lamination and die cutting of one meter wide printed product are part of the production line. Our subsidiary, Solterra Renewable Technologies is developing a solar cell using this patent and other proprietary intellectual properties.
Joint Venture Partners
It’s a new business world today, and businesses are working together combining their expertise to speed development of new products. QMC is inviting proposals for joint venture agreements licensing our mass-production quantum dot and/or printing technologies for your product’s commercialization. We intend to form partnerships either for joint development of technology or through favorable supply agreements.
QMC is bringing this technology to market years ahead of expectations. As our story becomes known, we believe acceptance within many vertical industries will be widespread. Early adopters will have a key marketing advantage in their industry or territory.
Quantum Materials Corporation, with its’ subsidiary, Solterra Renewable Technologies, has assembled a technology portfolio that includes an exclusive international licensing agreement with Rice University for the manufacture and sale of quantum dots for photovoltaic cells and for electronic and medical applications, and an exclusive international licensing agreement with the University of Arizona Regents for their printing technologies to produce low cost, high-volume printed R2R processes. Our various printing technologies are perfectly matched to our quantum dot’s capabilities and characteristics. Depending on the application, R2R silk screen process, rotogravure, flexography and inkjet quantum dot printing processes are available now with specialized QD inks adapted to each process. Commercialization of projects that you may have dreamed to be possible in ten years become real today, with a ready supply of our tetrapod quantum dots.
Cost Plus Percentage and Royalty Agreements
For those business or industrial products not requiring a continuous supply or large quantities of tetrapod quantum dots, we will entertain proposals for kilogram quantities on a cost plus percentage or royalty agreement. There are many products which might use small quantities of QD, i.e., quantum lasers, which at the same time immeasurably add to the product’s capabilities and value. These types of agreements would recognize the contribution of QMC Tetrapod QD to the product.
Mass-Production of Thin-Film PV Quantum Dot Solar Cells
QMC's subsidiary Solterra Renewable Technologies has the parallel objective of revolutionizing the solar cell industry by being the first solar cell maufacturer to be able to offer a solar electricity solution that competes on a completely non-subsidized basis with the price of retail electricity in key markets in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Solterra's primary focus will be to combine QMC's CdSe Tetrapod Semiconductor Quantum Dots with our proprietary Roll to Roll quantum dot printing processes. Quantum Dot printed solar cells are very cost-effective (since material is only deposited in the required areas) and can be performed with fewer steps at lower temperatures suitable for flexible plastic substrates. Continuous R2R processes can produce 1 gigawatt of solar cells per year running at the relatively modest speed of 100 meters per minute for one 8 hour shift. Depending upon project requirements, an additional 2-3 work shifts plus scale-up to 600 meters/minute are well within possibilities. The economies of scale from a single production line operating at high output are perfectly suited to quickly supplying large solar farms. Clear LCOE advantages over CSP and silicon panel technologies can be readily ascertained.
Mass-Production of Printed Electronics
While Solterra will be dedicated to R2R Solar Cell Printing, QMC will adapt the same R2R quantum dot printing presses for printed electronics via high speed silk screen process, rotogravure or flexography. Electronic devices and circuits can be made by printing solution-based materials onto flexible substrates in layers with different functions and with high precision. Possible devices might be photovoltaic cells, an emissive or reflective display, a battery or any combination of electronic components. Materials and manufacturing costs become lower and high customization becomes feasible. Printed quantum dot electronics will create new applications that are lightweight, robust and with production costs suitable for disposable electronics.