In Photovoltaic Solar Cells longer arms will absorb more photons. In Biotech, shorter arms have higher surface to mass ratios for better functionalization while maintaining charge transport advantages. Except for size and color, It is not easy to adjust the inherent characteristics of spheroid hybrid quantum dots by synthesis, but only by surface modification or attachments, adding expense and possible error to the 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.