QMC achieves 95 percent yield on automated Quantum Dot system
Mass production system suits large quantum product rollouts, claims company
Quantum Materials Corp (QMC) has announced it is achieving around 95 percent Quantum Yield (QY) for green Tetrapod Quantum Dots (TQD) manufactured by its automated mass production system.
The Full-Width Half-Maximum (FWHM) achieved was 36nm with tunable emission from 530 to 550nm. Potential clients are currently evaluating these TQDs.
QMC says its ability to achieve economies of scale with automated production offers supply security and dependable cost forecasting in joint ventures planning very large quantum dot product rollouts.
The company previously stated that capacity could be expanded sufficient to support the entire display industry converted to quantum dot 4K and 8K displays. According to market researcher IHS, demand for QD-LCD displays is projected to jump to 87.3 million units by 2020 as QD prices decrease and a reliable and uniform quantum dot supply is assured for large production runs.
In solar photovoltaics, Solterra Renewable Technologies, a QMC wholly owned subsidiary, calculates that one Solterra Quantum Dot Solar Cells (QDSC) Plant can be scaled up to produce 1000 Megawatts per year of printed solar cells using its own dedicated production of QMC quantum dots.
A Solterra QDSC facility would rely on low CAPEX for both the QD production as well as low startup costs for the solar cell equipment, says the company. Combined automated production of QD and QDSC allow a cost goal of under 12c per kWh, the present estimated residential electricity rate in the US.
Solterra's goal is to establish regional or national QDSC plants entirely by the private sector, without federal subsidies, and a cost goal of under 12c per kWh.