Display manufacturers are looking at quantum dots to improve performance of their products. Current industry quantum dot offerings fail in at least one category requirement for uniform, narrow bandwidth (FWHM),bright emission, less aggregation, purer colors (including high-luminous red), precise color rendition, and cost.
Manufacturers are also seeking to "print" quantum dots onto backplane films in liquid crystal displays (LCD) for brighter images, larger screens and a wider gamut of colors deliver a new visual experience in image technology. Next generation thinner, lighter, brighter and less expensive QD-LED displays, including portable and flexible devices, will offer almost infinite contrast levels, deep black levels and high light output with no motion blur or field-of-view issues.
Tetrapod Quantum Dots are an advanced nanoscale material that improves the performance and energy efficiency of very high-resolution computer, TV and smartphone displays. Quantum Materials' patent-pending automated production technology produces uniform, narrow bandwidth tetrapod quantum dots with bright emission, less aggregation, purer colors (including high-luminous red) and precise color rendition.
Quantum Materials has secured Thick Shell “Giant” QD technology from the DOE Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Invented by Dr. Jennifer Hollingsworth thick shelling solves the problems that have vexed QD researchers for the last 20 years. Thick Shell quantum dots are non-blinking, non-photobleaching, suppress Auger recombination, and enhance charge transport, exhibit brightness increases of 10-fold to 100-fold, have extremely wide Stokes shift, no self-reabsorption, and all without any quantum dot surface modification (ligands, etching) required. (See section on Thick Shell Technology for more information).
Combining the performance advantages of tetrapod quantum dots, enhanced by proprietary thick shelling with the cost-efficiency of automated production ultimately allows for lower display manufacturing costs due to their lower cost, superior luminescence and much lower incidence of aggregation. Far fewer quantum dots are required to achieve the same level of performance needed, for more cost savings.
David C. Doderer, vice president of research and development for Quantum Materials wrote the feature article in the July/August 2013 issue of iSP Magazine entitled "Quantum Dots: The Future of Displays". The article details Quantum Materials' ability to reduce the cost of quantum dot creation while ensuring uniformity in quantities sufficient to meet high volume display-manufacturing needs.
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.