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Strem And UbiQD Of Los Alamos Sign Distribution Agreement For Cadmium-Free Quantum Dots

on August 20, 2018 - 12:12pm

An example of UbiQD's innovative quantum dot (QD) technology. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

STREM CHEMICALS, INC. News:

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. – UbiQD, Inc., a nanotechnology company in Los Alamos, has signed an agreement with Strem Chemicals, Inc. to allow distribution of their innovative quantum dot (QD) technology.

Strem, a manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemicals for research and development, will now offer six new products in collaboration with UbiQD. These copper indium disulfide/zinc sulfide quantum dots are available with a range of peak emission wavelengths from 550nm to 950nm and a quantum yield (QY) of over 75 percent. 

One highlight of these materials is that they are free from the typical quantum dot carcinogens such as cadmium, lead and phosphides. This advantage is based on the greener chemistry used for these products. The CuInS2/ZnS quantum dots also show additional advantages over traditional QDs, such as improved stability, a high quantum yield, and a low self-absorption due to a large Stokes shift (>300 meV).

“Adding our high-performance quantum dots to the Strem catalog will make these novel nanomaterials available to a significantly broader spectrum of scientists and engineers,” said Dr. Hunter McDaniel, founder and CEO of UbiQD. “We appreciate when others publish their research using our dots because it improves our scientific understanding of this complex material system and sometimes helps prove feasibility of new commercial applications.”

Strem is looking forward to further collaboration with UbiQD on these pioneering products and applications.

“Nanotechnology-based applications continue to grow and Strem is pleased to provide more options for our customers to solve their technical challenges with UbiQD’s technology” said Dr. Ephraim S. Honig, CEO of Strem Chemicals, Inc.

For more information about the CuInS2/ZnS quantum dots offered at Strem, visit www.strem.com/ubiqd.

About Strem Chemicals, Inc.

Strem Chemicals, Inc., established in 1964, is a privately held manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals of high purity. Strem’s key products include catalysts, ligands, organometallics, metal carbonyls, CVD/ALD precursors and nanomaterials. Its products are used for research and development and commercial scale applications, especially in the pharmaceutical, microelectronics, chemicals and petrochemicals industries. Strem Chemicals also provides custom synthesis, process development and cGMP manufacturing services. Strem is an ISO 9001 certified company. For more information, visit www.strem.com.

About UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD is a nanotechnology company based in Los Alamos, New Mexico that manufactures high-performance cadmium-free quantum dots and composite materials. The company uniquely focuses on applications that utilize its materials to manipulate sunlight, enabling solar windows and spectrum-controlled greenhouses. Spun out of technology developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The University of Washington, and Western Washington University, UbiQD envisions a future where quantum dots are ubiquitous in a wide spectrum of applications. For more information visit UbiQD.com and UbiGro.com.


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