New Mexico-based ‘quantum dot’ maker growing by leaps and bounds

Microscopic, New Mexico-made “quantum dots” could soon be powering up commercial buildings, boosting greenhouse production, and, eventually, even feeding astronauts on the moon.

Los Alamos-based Ubiquitous Quantum Dots, or UbiQD Inc., is turning the nanoscale, three-dimensional structures — which measure about 10,000 times smaller than a human hair — into sunlight-harvesting machines to make solar-generating windows, plastic row covers that accelerate greenhouse plant growth and a new type of security ink to protect official documents against counterfeiting.

The company, which launched in 2014, is already deploying its technology in real-world applications, with commercial sales of its quantum-dot-based greenhouse film cover rapidly expanding in the U.S. and Europe and new window-generation pilot projects underway in New Mexico and elsewhere.

And now, thanks to new collaborations with two large industry partners, the company is poised to scale up production of its quantum dots for a major thrust into commercial markets over the next two years.

In March, UbiQD joined forces with Canadian solar panel manufacturer Heliene Inc., which operates two factories in the U.S., to integrate UbiQD’s quantum-dot film into Heliene solar panels for greenhouses.

UbiqD will participate at GreenTech Amsterdam 2022. GreenTech Amsterdam takes place from June 14th to June 16th in Amsterdam Rai Exhibition Centre. Click here to register.

Read the complete article at www.abqjournal.com.


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