A research team led by Professor Hsueh-Shih (Sean) Chen of National Tsing Hua University has announced that they have developed a new quantum dot material which is more stable and provides more realistic color. The main limitations of the current quantum dot display materials is that they are unstable and easily damaged, and the team has rectified this by growing “shield” with approximately 1-nanometer at the crystal facets of each quantum dot.
The new material has a wide range of applications, including the screens used in televisions, computers, mobile phones, and cameras.
With the support of NTHU, the team has already applied for patents for the new material and has established the HsinLight Inc. to produce it on a commercial scale. It is expected that the first quantum dot screens will begin production in 2020.