Quantum Materials Corp (OTCMKTS:QTMM) has come back down since the breakout run it made earlier this year from $0.07 level to highs of $0.25 a share. QTMM has a history of big moves running off its base at $0.05, QTMM reached $0.45 per share on record breaking volume last year.
The story on QTMM is all about Quantum Dots; a nanocrystal made of semiconductor materials first developed in the 1980’s. They have many uses including medical, display, solar energy and lighting applications.
Quantum Materials Corp (OTCMKTS:QTMM) is a nanotechnology company specializing in the design, development, production and supply of Nanomaterials including Quantum Dots and tetrapod quantum dots (“TQDs”), a high performance variant of quantum dots, for a range of applications in the life sciences, optoelectronics, photovoltaics, lighting, security ink and sensor sectors of the market.
Quantum Dots are a nanocrystal made of semiconductor materials first developed in the 1980’s. They have many uses including medical, display, solar energy and lighting applications.
The Market for Quantum Dots is significant; according to a recent market research report, “Quantum Dots (QD) Market – Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 – 2022)” published by MarketsandMarkets the total market for quantum dots is expected to reach $7.48 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 55.2% from 2012 to 2022.
QMC owns 100% of Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc. an operating subsidiary formed in May, 2008, by current CEO Mr. Stephen Squires to develop quantum dot applications in the solar cell industry.
Quantum Materials Corp recently acquired a patent portfolio from Bayer AG that includes 36 patents: 3 domestically and 33 internationally covering the high volume manufacture of quantum dots including heavy metal free, various methods for enhancing quantum dot performance and a quantum dot based solar cell technology. In addition the company has a worldwide exclusive license to a patented chemical process that permits it to produce high performance TQDs using a lower cost and environmentally friendly solvent for greater manufacturing flexibility.
The Company has also developed a proprietary method that allows it to mass produce consistent quantities of quantum dots and TQDs in a continuous process at lower capital costs than other existing processes. It also has the exclusive license to a patented screen printing technique for manufacture of LED’s and OLED’s which can include quantum dot enhanced electronic displays and other electronic components.
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Earlier this year QTMM said it has broken the Stokes shift barrier and is able to produce ‘Strong Shift’ Quantum Dots to consistent characteristics in high volumes. The Company announced the news on the opening of the second-annual Quantum Dots Forum hosted by Smithers Apex on March 18 at the San Francisco Grand Hyatt.
Named after Irish physicist George G. Stokes, Stokes shift is the difference between quantum dot’s peak excitation and the peak emission wavelengths. Minimizing overlap between total excitation and emission bands enhances the clarity and brightness of the fluorescing quantum dot by avoiding re-absorption of emitted light into nearby quantum dots – characteristics that display manufacturers and end-users find highly desirable.
Until now it has not been possible to produce Stokes shift in quantum dots of up to 20nm in quantities suitable for manufacturing applications, but Quantum Material’s patent-protected continuous flow production process enables automated synthesis with uniformity necessary for achieving precise characteristics for high-volume production of highly-driven Strong Shift quantum dots.
On April 27 QTMM announced the execution of a funded collaboration agreement by which Quantum will work with Freschfield to integrate Quantum Materials Corp advanced Nanomaterials including quantum dot-based solar photovoltaics into Freschfield’s SmartSkinz.
Freschfield has synthesized solar and hydrogen fuel cell technologies into an outer layer building skin – SmartSkinz – which creates a perpetual carbon-free energy source, under any weather condition, time of day and location.
Quantum Materials’ development will focus on developing and deploying advanced nanomaterials to optimize system performance on several levels including the building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) component of SmartSkinz.
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Currently trading at a $37 million market valuation QTMM has minimal cash, rising debt and no revenues to date. But this is an exciting story developing in small caps; the Company sits at the forefront of an exciting new industry supplying Quantum Dots and tetrapod quantum dots, a high performance variant, they also own Bayer AG patent portfolio and boast a loyal shareholder base who support the stock and believes it goes higher. We will be updating on QTMM when more details emerge so make sure you are subscribed to Microcapdaily so you know what’s going on with QTMM.
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