Quantum Materials Corp. announces a high volume production process for perovskite quantum dots

quantum Materials Corp logo imageQuantum Materials Corp., manufacturer of Cadmium-free quantum dots, recently announced it has developed a continuous flow manufacturing process to produce stable, low cost, high purity perovskite quantum dots (PQDs). Quantum Materials Corp has reportedly developed a high volume production process that produces extremely high purity PQDs with significantly improved stability.

PQDs have many unique properties that make them an ideal material for utilization in applications such as solar cells and displays. PQD-enhanced solar cells have demonstrated impressive conversion efficiencies, and as a phosphor replacement in flat panel displays, PQDs have the potential to provide industry excellent color gamut picture qualities due to their extremely narrow emission wavelength profile.

Quantum Solutions demonstrated its perovskite QDs at Displayweek 2018

Saudi Arabia-based Quantum Solutions demonstrated its perovskite quantum dots (with a focus on its green-colored ones) at SID Displayweek 2018, in addition to its Lead-Sulfide (PbS) QDs.

Quantum Solutions says it uses a flow reactor to create uniform and high-quality QDs at high yields and minimal waste. The company also develops encapsulation technology to protect the perovskite QDs. Their current materials have a lifetime of around 8,000 hours.

Avantama demonstrates its perovskite QDs at SID Displayweek 2018

Switzerland-based Avantama demonstrated its perovskite quantum dots at Displayweek 2018. QDs are currently used as color down-conversion films to turn the emission of blue LEDs to white light.

Currently used QDs are either Cadmium-based or Indium-based, and Avantama claims that its pQDs outperform both technologies by a wide margin (3X CdSe, 12x InP), which means that using these will enable much more efficient QD-LCDs. Of course pQDs contain lead, but the amount is very small and it is way below the thresholds required by the EU and other countries.

Researchers use a micro-LED covered with perovskite QDs to achieve high-speed visible light communication

Researchers from Fudan University in China have developed a high-bandwidth white-light based system made from a blue gallium nitride (GaN) micro-LED with yellow-emitting perovskite quantum dots. This system could open the door to high-speed real-time visible light communication (VLC).

The researchers used a 80 x 80 um blue-emitting micro-LED that has a modulation bandwidth of about 160 MHz and a peak emission wavelength of ~445 nm. The white-light system (following the perovskite QD conversion) achieves 85 Mhz - which means a maximum data rate of 300 Mbps.

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