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The Global Market for Quantum Dots

  • ID: 3513691
  • September 2016
  • Region: Global
  • 240 Pages
  • Future Markets, Inc
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Since their synthesis over 30 years ago, Quantum Dots (QDs) have featured in a range of optoelectronic devices, including light-emitting devices (LEDs), solar cells, photodiodes, thermoelectrics, photoconductors and field-effect transistors, while QD solutions have been used in a number of in vivo and in vitro imaging, sensing and labelling techniques.

The global market for quantum dots (QD) has witnessed significant growth in the past 12 months and its growth potential is considerable in the next decade. There are now more than 50 companies developing QD materials and applications and QD producer QD Vision recently closed a $22 million funding round on the back of growing demand for wide colour gamut technologies.

A number of quantum dot producers have developed scalable solution production processes and are partnering with multi-national OEMs to use QDs in displays for tablets and high-end TVs. They have collaborated with companies such as Sony, 3M, Amazon, Hisense and ASUS to bring QD-enabled display devices to market in the past 18 months. According to numerous producers, at the the QD material and component level there is a potential $5-$10 billion revenue opportunity READ MORE >

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1 Research Methodology

2 Executive Summary
2.1 Growth in LCD-TVS and beyond
2.2 Market growth since 2013
2.3 Cadmium vs. cadmium free
2.4 Revenues
2.5 Market drivers
2.5.1 Growth of the high definition displays market in consumer electronics
2.5.2 Cheaper than OLED
2.5.3 Growth in the renewable and low-power consumption energy market
2.5.4 Need for improved, easy to use medical diagnostics and imaging
2.5.5 Growth in anti-counterfeiting market
2.5.6 Need for improved sensors
2.6 Market challenges
2.6.1 Restrictions on cadmium
2.6.2 Cost
2.6.3 Scalability
2.6.4 Competition from OLED in displays
2.6.5 Dispersion and solubility

3 Nanomaterials
3.1 Properties
3.2 Categorization

4 Quantum Dots
4.1 Properties
4.2 Synthesis
4.3 Types
4.3.1 Cadmium Selenide, Cadmium Sulfide and other materials
4.3.2 Cadmium free quantum dots
4.3.3 Graphene quantum dots
4.3.3.1 Properties
4.3.3.2 Synthesis
4.3.3.3 Applications
4.3.3.4 Producers
4.3.4 Carbon quantum dots (CQds)
4.3.4.1 Properties
4.3.4.2 Applications
4.3.5 Quantum rods
4.3.5.1 Properties
4.3.5.2 Applications
4.3.5.3 Producers

5 Quantum Dots Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

6 Quantum Dots Market Structure

7 Quantum Dots Regulations
7.1 Europe
7.1.1 Cadmium exemption in TVs and lighting
7.2 United States
7.2.1 Low Volume Exemption (LVE)
7.2.2 New Chemicals Program
7.3 Asia

8 Market Segment Analysis, By End User Market
8.1 Revenues 2013-2025
8.2 Production and prices
8.3 Market for quantum dots, by region

9 Displays
9.1 Market drivers and trends
9.1.1 Improved performance with less power
9.1.2 Lower cost compared to OLED
9.2 Benefits of using quantum dots
9.2.1 LCDS vs. OLEDs vs. QD-LCDs
9.2.2 QD-LCD TVs
9.3 Synthesis and manufacturing
9.3.1 Integration into LCDs
9.3.2 On-edge (edge optic)
9.3.3 On-surface (film)
9.3.4 On-chip
9.3.5 QLED-TVs
9.3.6 Quantum rods
9.3.7 Quantum converters with red phosphors
9.4 QD-LCD products
9.4.1 Commercialization timeline for quantum dot display products
9.5 Industry and research developments 2013-2016
9.6 Market size and opportunity
9.7 Companies

10 Photovoltaics
10.1 Market drivers and trends
10.1.1 Rising demand for solar power
10.1.2 Need for cost-effective solar energy for wider adoption
10.1.3 Need for new materials to overcome conventional silicon solar cell shortcomings
10.2 Benefits of using quantum dots
10.2.1 Metal - semiconductor/ Schottky QD junction solar cell
10.2.2 Silicon/QD Film Hydrid Solar Cells
10.2.3 Silicon/Graphene QD Film Hydrid Solar Cells
10.2.4 Depleted-heterojunction QD solar cell
10.2.5 QD-sensitized solar cells (QDSSC)
10.3 Market challenges
10.4 Industry and research developments 2013-2016
10.5 Market size and opportunity
10.6 Companies

11 LED Lighting
11.1 Market drivers and trends
11.1.1 Need to develop low-cost lighting
11.1.2 Environmental regulation
11.1.3 Limited efficiency of phosphors in LEDs
11.1.4 Shortcomings with LED lighting technologies
11.1.5 Improving flexibility
11.1.6 Improving performance and costs of UV-LEDs
11.2 Benefits of using quantum dots
11.2.1 Horticultural lighting
11.3 Market challenges
11.4 Industry and research developments 2013-2016
11.5 Market size and opportunity
11.6 Companies

12 Biotechnology And Medicine
12.1 Market drivers and trends
12.1.1 Modern healthcare demands for novel diagnostic tools
12.1.2 Growth in the handheld point-of-care market
12.1.3 Universal to individualized medicine
12.1.4 Growth in the wearable monitoring market
12.1.5 Need for improved medical imaging
12.1.6 Need for improved drug delivery
12.1.7 Limitations of conventional treatments
12.1.8 Increase in global cancer problem
12.1.9 Shortcomings of chemotherapies
12.2 Benefits of using quantum dots
12.2.1 Imaging diagnostics
12.2.1.1 Biomarkers
12.2.1.2 Photodynamic therapy
12.2.1.3 Point-of-care
12.2.2 Drug delivery
12.3 Challenges
12.4 Industry and research developments 2013-2016
12.5 Market size and opportunity
12.5.1 Imaging and diagnostics
12.5.2 Drug delivery
12.6 Companies

13 Security And Anti-Counterfeiting
13.1 Market drivers and trends
13.1.1 Growth in counterfeiting and need for improved security
13.1.2 Combating counterfeiting in 3D Printing
13.1.3 Threat detection and prevention
13.1.4 Increased use of electronic devices in military and security
13.2 Benefits of using quantum dots
13.3 Market size and opportunity
13.4 Companies

14 Sensors
14.1 Market drivers and trends
14.1.1 Increased power and performance with reduced cost
14.1.2 Enhanced sensitivity
14.1.3 Growth in the home diagnostics and point of care market
14.2 Benefits of using quantum dots
14.2.1 Food sensors
14.2.2 Chemical and gas sensors
14.2.3 Biosensors
14.2.4 Image sensors
14.3 Market size and opportunity
14.4 Companies

15 Other Markets And Applications
15.1 Batteries
15.1.1 Properties
15.1.2 Companies
15.2 Thermoelectrics
15.2.1 Properties
15.2.2 Companies
15.3 Lasers
15.3.1 Companies
15.4 Photocatalysts
15.5 Spectrometers
15.6 Quantum computing

16 Company Profiles

List of Tables

Table 1: Commercially available quantum dot display products
Table 2: Total QD component revenues 2013-2025 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates
Table 3: Categorization of nanomaterials
Table 4: Chemical synthesis of quantum dots
Table 5: Comparison of graphene QDs and semiconductor QDs
Table 6: Synthesis of CQDs and GQDS
Table 7: Graphene quantum dot producers
Table 8: Applications of carbon quantum dots
Table 9: Quantum rod producers
Table 10: Potential niche markets for QD products
Table 11: Quantum dots market structure
Table 12: Markets, benefits and applications of quantum dots
Table 13: Total QD component revenues 2013-2025 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Table 14: Production of quantum dots
Table 15: Example prices of quantum dots
Table 16: Advantages and disadvantages of LCDs, OLEDs and QDs
Table 17: Approaches for integrating QDs into displays
Table 18: Commercially available quantum dot display products
Table 19: Commercial development and research highlights in quantum dots in LCDs and OLEDs 2013-2016
Table 20: Total QD display component revenues 2013-2025 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates
Table 21: Quantum dots product and application developers in displays
Table 22: Schottky QD Junction solar cells
Table 23: Comparison of third generation solar cells
Table 24: Market challenges for nanomaterials in solar
Table 25: Market challenges rating for nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the solar market.
Table 26: Commercial development and research highlights in quantum dots in photovoltaics, 2013-2016
Table 27: Nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the solar market-applications, stage of commercialization and estimated economic impact
Table 28: Total QD photovoltaic component revenues 2013-2025 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates
Table 29: Quantum dots product and application developers in photovoltaics.
Table 30: QD-LEDs and External quantum efficiencies (EQE)
Table 31: Market challenges rating for nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the lighting and UVC market
Table 32: Commercial development and research highlights in quantum dots in LED lighting 2013-2016
Table 33: Nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the lighting and UVC market-applications, stage of commercialization and estimated economic impact
Table 34: Total QD LED lighting component revenues 2013-2025 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates
Table 35: Quantum dots product and application developers in solid-state lighting
Table 36: Market challenges rating for nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the drug formulation and delivery market
Table 37: Market challenges in imaging and diagnostics
Table 38: Market challenges rating for nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the medical imaging and diagnostics market
Table 39: Commercial development and research highlights in quantum dots in biotechnology and medicine 2013-2016
Table 40: Nanotechnology and nanomaterials opportunity in the imaging and diagnostics market-applications, stage of commercialization and estimated economic impact
Table 41: Nanotechnology and nanomaterials opportunity in the drug formulation and delivery market-applications, stage of commercialization and estimated economic impact.
Table 42: Total QD revenues in biotechnology and medicine 2013-2025 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates
Table 43: Quantum dots product and application developers in biomedicine
Table 44: Total QD revenues in anti-counterfeiting and security 2013-2025 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates
Table 45: Quantum dots product and application developers in security
Table 46: Quantum dot sensors and applications
Table 47: Total QD revenues in sensors 2013-2025 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Table 48: Market challenges rating for nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the sensors market.
Table 49: Quantum dots product and application developers in sensors
Table 50: Quantum dots product and application developers in batteries
Table 51: Quantum dots product and application developers in thermoelectrics.
Table 52: Quantum dots product and application developers in lasers
Table 53: Quantum dots collaborations and partnerships
Table 54: Product development agreements in quantum dot displays
Table 55: Quantum dot producers-Types of dots produced, target markets and estimated revenues

List of Figures

Figure 1: Total QD component revenues 2013-2025 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Figure 2: Quantum dot schematic
Figure 3: The light-blue curve represents a typical spectrum from a conventional white-LED LCD TV. With quantum dots, the spectrum is tunable to any colours of red, green, and blue, and each Color is limited to a narrow band
Figure 4: Schematic of (a) CQDs and (c) GQDs
Figure 5: Technology Readiness Level (TRL) for quantum dots
Figure 6: Total QD component revenues 2013-2025 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Figure 7: End user markets for QDs 2015, %
Figure 8: End user markets for QDs 2025, %
Figure 9: Production volumes of quantum dots 2015, by region
Figure 10: Samsung QD-LCD TVs
Figure 11: Methods for integrating QDs into LCD System. (a) On-chip (b) On-edge. (c) On-surface.
Figure 12: On-edge configuration
Figure 13: QD-film integration into a standard LCD display
Figure 14: Quantum phosphor schematic in LED TV backlight
Figure 15: Total QD display component revenues 2013-2025 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates
Figure 16: QD-LCD supply chain
Figure 17: (a) Schematic of Schottky barrier quantum dots based solar cell
Figure 18: (a) Schematic diagram of Depleted-heterojunction Colloidal Quantum Dots Solar Cells. (b) energy band diagram
Figure 19: Schematic of QD Solar Cell
Figure 20: Doped quantum dot LSC
Figure 21: Total QD photovoltaics component revenues 2013-2025 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates
Figure 22: Fourth generation QD-LEDs
Figure 23: Total QD LED lighting component revenues 2013-2025 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates
Figure 24: Total QD revenues in biotechnology and medicine revenues 2013-2025 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates
Figure 25: Total QD revenues in in anti-counterfeiting and security 2013-2025 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates
Figure 26: InVisage QuantumFilm schematic
Figure 27: Total QD revenues in in sensors 2013-2025 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Figure 28: StoreDot battery charger
Figure 29: Schematic of QD laser device
Figure 30: Quantum dot spectrometer

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