Tetrapod Quantum Dots Break Kasha’s Rule: Enhanced Performance Enables Commercialization

QDOTS imagesCAKXSY1K 8SAN MARCOS, Texas, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — By Quantum Materials Corporation (OTCQB:QTMM) – Since 1950,  Kasha’s  Rule 1, a principle of photochemistry,  held true  that if a source of light excited a molecule enough, the molecule would  fluoresce in a single color.


In 2011, the Alivasatos group at DOE’s  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, using tetrapod quantum dots, broke  Kasha’s rule2 by causing them to emit two separate colors instead of  just one. This dual emission is possible because the tetrapod’s core and arms  can separately emit at different wavelengths, and this discovery finds potential  in many new advances in optics and nano-bio applications.

Quantum Materials Corp. (QMC) is delivering tetrapod quantum dots to a client studying dual emission  effects in sensitive force sensing environments. Dual-emitting tetrapod QD  sensors can measure very minute stresses such as those of a heartbeat by reading  the changing variance of luminescence response emitted as the tetrapod quantum  dots arms bend. Nano-probes of this type are poised to be a platform technology  providing optical readout for many other biomechanical processes.  This  unique ability of the tetrapod quantum dot helps it to outshine the more common  spherically shaped quantum dot.

QMC’s patented synthesis allows precise control of tetrapod quantum dot  composition, size of QD core, length of arms, and arm thickness. This ability to  design the tetrapod characteristics allows optimization to control the  tetrapod’s reaction to stress and thereby tune the light emissions for different  applications. QMC VP of R&D David Doderer remarked, “We are proud  to  stand out as the singular company that can provide industrial-scale quantities  of tetrapod quantum dots, customized to our client’s needs, with the uniformity  and reliability necessary to feed the demands of large scale commercial  operations.”

Quantum Materials Corporation has established new offices at STAR Park in San Marcos.  QMC C.E.O. is enthusiastic  about the move, quote “The facilities are state-of-the-art and Texas State faculty and the STAR Park Leadership continue to offer us  opportunities to discuss collaborative projects from a well-connected home base.  Indeed, so soon after coming to STAR Park, we  are already determining scheduled visits from global companies that have  indicated strong interest in discussing business opportunities.”

While currently marketing our tetrapod quantum dot technology to end users in  the Printed Electronic, LED, and Solar markets, QMC is specifically focusing  efforts on capturing a significant market share of the 2013 forecast estimated  over $100MM by BCC Research for quantum dots in Bioscience applications. To  accomplish this, QMC will demonstrate our tetrapod quantum dots’ superiority  over standard spherical quantum dots to our diverse customer base.

MarketsandMarkets 2012 Quantum Dot Global Forecast predicts total QD  sales of $7.48 Billion by 2022 in a wide range of  QD applications.

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasha’s_rule
  2. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110701150459.htm

About Quantum Materials Corporation

QUANTUM MATERIALS CORPORATION, INC has a steadfast vision that  advanced technology is the solution to global issues related to cost, efficiency  and increasing energy usage. Quantum dot semiconductors enable a new level of  performance in a wide array of established consumer and industrial products,  including low power lighting and displays and biomedical diagnostic  applications. QMC’s volume manufacturing methods enables cost reductions moving  laboratory discovery to commercialization



Quantum Materials Corporation Receives Prestigious Frost and Sullivan Award

QDOTS imagesCAKXSY1K 8Quantum Materials Corp Receives 2012 North American Enabling Technology Award For Advanced Quantum Dot Manufacturing From Frost & Sullivan.



CARSON CITY, Nev., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Quantum Materials Corporation (QMC), the first manufacturer of Tetrapod Quantum Dots by a mass production continuous flow chemistry process, has been honored with Frost & Sullivan’s 2012 North American Enabling Technology Award for Advanced Quantum Dot Manufacturing. QMC’s “enabling technology” overcomes all quantum dot industry problems by delivering high-quality, lower-cost, and uniform quantum dots in commercial quantities for the reliable supply necessary for industrial production commitments. 

Frost & Sullivan rated QMC higher than competitors in all criteria, specifically highlighting QMC’s low cost of manufacture, mass-production capability, potential for market acceptance, and variety of hybrid quantum dots before concluding, “QMC’s QD technology is poised for large-scale adoption in diverse fields, such as lighting, displays, solar energy, sensors, optoelectronics, and flexible electronics.”

Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Shyam Krishnan said, “There is no question that the future is very bright for quantum dots. Their ability to interact with photons, electrons, and chemicals to make useful energy, light or other nanoscale actions is as yet unmatched among nanoparticles. Quantum Materials Corporation’s patented quantum dot synthesis that allows scalable mass production will allow them to service a multitude of industries in the near future. That is the reason they have earned the Frost & Sullivan 2012 North America Enabling Technology Award for Advanced Quantum Dot Manufacture.”

Frost & Sullivan is in its 50th year in business with a global research organization of 1,800 analysts and consultants who monitor more than 300 industries and 250,000 companies. The company’s research philosophy originates with the CEO’s 360-Degree Perspective™, which serves as the foundation of its TEAM Research™ methodology. This unique approach enables us to determine how best-in-class companies worldwide manage growth, innovation and leadership.

The total market for quantum dots is expected to reach $7.48 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 55.2 percent from 2012 to 2022 according to the market research report, “Quantum Dots Market – Global Forecast & Analysis (2012–2022)” by MarketsandMarkets.

“QMC is grateful for this exceptional recognition by Frost & Sullivan of our technologies, innovative manufacturing abilities, and focus to bring quantum dot commercialization forward in partnership with other advanced technology companies,” stated Stephen B. Squires, Quantum Materials Corp CEO and founder. “We are developing solid working relationships with like-minded companies, exploring this new ability to go from drawing board into production years before any recent forecast has predicted it would be possible.”

quantum material corp logoQUANTUM MATERIALS CORPORATION has a steadfast vision that advanced technology is the solution to global issues related to cost, efficiency and increasing energy usage. Quantum dot semiconductors enable a new level of performance in a wide array of established consumer and industrial products, including low-cost flexible solar cells, low-power lighting and displays, and biomedical research applications. Quantum Materials Corporation intends to invigorate these markets through cost reduction and moving laboratory discovery to commercialization with volume manufacturing methods to establish a growing line of innovative, high-performance products