While Cadmium (Cd) core tetrapod quantum dots are recognized as the best performing QD for many applications and purposes, non-heavy metal quantum dots are more environmentally friendly. QMC is developing and producing prototype Zinc core and Indium core NHM Tetrapod Quantum Dots for this market and believes we will bring performance to equal that of Cadmium in time. Other metals and elements in Group II-VI will be developed for specific purposes based on our projections and client needs. For example, if one metal will reach further into the far infrared, there would be a market for it. What we we will avoid is using REE – rare earth elements, and instead use low cost of earth abundant metals and elements for high performance at reliable economic cost.
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.