Dotz Nano, a company that capitalizes on the technological innovation in the Advanced Materials industry, announces the world's largest shipment of Graphene Quantum Dots (GQDs) for commercial use. GQDs are a new, advanced, high tech material that has unique properties for use in the optical, electronic, imaging, bio-med and optical brightener markets. The natural nano material can be used to brighten and illuminate colors in thousands of applications.
Existing solutions for optical applications, such as metallic quantum dots, utilize the same microscopic semiconductor technology. However, these nano quantum dots, which are made out of various metallic materials, are expensive to produce and are very toxic, with unknown long-term effects. The Graphene Quantum Dots produced by Dotz Nano, on the other hand, are less expensive, yield about the same level of efficiency, and are non-toxic.
Dotz Nano's solution allows the extraction GQDs from coal in a far less expensive manner than ever before, even in comparison to metallic quantum dots. This breakthrough discovery enables Dotz Nano to easily extract a 25% yield of GQDs from simple coal. GQDs essentially absorb ultraviolet light or energy and release that energy as fluorescence in the seen light spectrum, in colors ranging from blue to red, according to the size of the GQDs.
Dotz Nano's first and largest shipment of GQDs marks the first step in commercialization of these non-toxic optical brighteners. The company strives to produce and supply these high quality GQDs for use in many applications including medical imaging, sensing, consumer electronics, energy storage, solar cells, laundry detergents, paper, anti-counterfeiting, UV taggants and computer data storage.
"We've managed to revolutionize the nanotechnology industry by introducing a material that utilizes natural resources in a cost-effective manner," said Dr. Moti Gross, CEO and Co-Founder of Dotz Nano. "Our GQDs are ready and available for commercial use and can be implemented in hundreds of applications we encounter in our daily lives, without negatively impacting the environment."
Dotz Nano has an R&D agreement with the Tour Lab Group at Rice University, one of the recognized groups in Graphene R&D today, to continue to develop various products and applications for Dotz' GQDs. The company aims to continue forming partnerships in order to produce and supply its high quality GQDs for widespread use.
Source and top image: Dotz Nano
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