Semiconducting transition metals dichalogenides (TMDs) nanomaterials form the key nanoelectronic components in nanoelectronics. As the dimensions are important characteristics when designs are in the nanoscale, obtaining the raw nanomaterials with specific parameters becomes paramount in the manufacturing of future chips built on nanoelectronics concepts.
Current transition metal dichalogenides (TMD) nanomaterials are made from the top down methods; processing from bulk millimeter scale large crystal to nanomaterials dimensions using physical means like milling and exfoliation. To process from millimeter scale to nanometer scale is too tedious, expensive and of too low size quality to be industrially relevant. Moreover, top down approaches will necessitate the abundance of those bulk crystals of the specific TMD in the earth’s crust in the first place.
This technology offers a bottom-up approach that addresses the current challenges. It allows scaling up to hundreds of grams with ease, and purify, dry and store the quantum dots for months without loss in function. Moreover, incorporate other features like defects (and dopants) can be incorporated. This feature is impossible when exfoliating from what-you-see-is-what-you-get bulk crystals. Therefore, this technology is ideal for quantum dots manufacturers who want to produce small-sized quantum dots and scale up their production at a highly reduced cost.
This technology has potential to be applied in (but not limited to) the following:
The global quantum dots market was $610 million in 2016 and it is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 41.3% to $3.4 billion by 2021. Increasing demand for better performing and high resolution devices is a major driving force to adopt this technology into various application areas. Major application is in the LED display and monitor. However, as the process of manufacturing blue quantum dots in size that is smaller than average is very difficult over other colors of quantum dots, it has been challenging to adopt quantum dots in display and monitor products. Therefore, a technology that can manufacture small blue quantum dots will revolutionise the industry.
This technology offers the following advantages: