"Not only can we create the QDs in any color using a continuous manufacturing approach, but the NC Factory system is highly modular," adds Abolhasani. "This means that, coupled with continuous process monitoring, the system allows modifications to be made as needed to eliminate the batch-to-batch variation that can be a significant problem for conventional QD manufacturing techniques. Additionally, the chemistry we have developed in this work allows the perovskite QD processing to take place at room temperature."
According to Abolhasani, the NC Factory system would require far less labor to operate continuously, and the researcher estimates that the system could cut overall QDs manufacturing costs by at least 50 percent. The novel process is patent pending and the researchers are seeking industrial partners to commercialize the technology.
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