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The Global Market for Graphene Quantum Dots 2023-2033

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  • 72 Pages
  • September 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Future Markets, Inc
  • ID: 5211798

Graphene quantum dots (GQDs) represent relatively new members of the carbon nanomaterials family. Studies have demonstrated that quantum confinement could appear in graphene with finite size and edge effects-graphene quantum dots (GQDs). GQDs display properties derived from both graphene and quantum dots (QDs), combining the structure of graphene with the edge effects, non-zero band gap, and quantum confinement effects of QDs. They possess unique optical and electrical properties such as:

  • high quantum yield
  • high electrical conductivity
  • high thermal conductivity
  • excellent photostability
  • biocompatibility
  • superior stability compared to non-carbon QDs.
  • highly tunable photoluminescence (PL)
  • electrochemiluminescence
  • exceptional multi-photon excitation (up-conversion) property
  • ease of functionalization
  • low-toxicity.

As a result, they are being widely investigated for applications in optoelectronics, photonics, biomedicine, energy storage and conversion, anti-counterfeiting and sensors.

Report contents include:

  • Properties of graphene quantum dots (GQDs).
  • Comparison to quantum dots. 
  • Synthesis and production assessment.
  • Applications of graphene quantum dots (GQDs).
  • Addressable markets for graphene quantum dots (GQDs) including Optoelectronics, Photonics, Energy storage and conversion, Biomedicine and life sciences and Anti-counterfeiting.
  • Global revenues estimated to 2033 by market.
  • Market and technology challenges for graphene quantum dots (GQDs).
  • Pricing.
  • 14 company profiles including Dotz Nano Ltd., Green Science Alliance Co., Ltd., Quantuag Nanotechnologies and Qurv Technologies.

Table of Contents

1.1 Properties
1.2 Types of graphene
1.3 Graphene materials
1.3.1 CVD Graphene Applications
1.3.2 Graphene nanoplatelets
1.3.3 Graphene oxide and reduced Graphene Oxide
1.3.4 Intermediate products Graphene masterbatches Graphene dispersions
1.4 Production
1.5 Quality
1.6 Assessment of graphene production methods
1.7 Demand for graphene 2018-2033, in tons
1.8 Commercial production capacities
1.9 Graphene oxide and reduced Graphene Oxide production capacities
1.9.1 By producer
1.10 Graphene nanoplatelets production capacities
1.10.1 By producer
1.11 CVD graphene film
1.11.1 By producer
1.12 Graphene production issues and challenges
1.12.1 Oversupply
1.12.2 Quality
1.12.3 Large-volume markets
1.12.4 Commoditisation
1.12.5 Industrial end-user perspective

2.1 Properties
2.2 Synthesis
2.3 Types
2.3.1 Cadmium Selenide, Cadmium Sulfide and other materials
2.3.2 Cadmium free quantum dots
2.3.3 Perovskite quantum dots
2.3.4 Carbon and graphene quantum dots

3.1 Composition
3.2 Comparison to quantum dots
3.3 Properties
3.4 Synthesis
3.4.1 Top-down method
3.4.2 Bottom-up method
3.4.3 Comparison of synthesis methods
3.5 Applications
3.6 Markets for graphene quantum dots
3.6.1 Electronics and photonics
3.6.2 Energy storage and conversion
3.6.3 Sensors
3.6.4 Biomedicine and life sciences
3.6.5 Anti-counterfeiting
3.7 Market and technology challenges
3.8 Global revenues for graphene quantum dots, 2019-2033
3.9 Pricing

5.1 Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

List of Tables
Table 1. Properties of graphene, properties of competing materials, applications thereof
Table 2. Applications of GO and rGO
Table 3. Assessment of graphene production methods
Table 4. Demand for graphene (tons), 2018-2033
Table 5. Graphene oxide production capacity by producer, 2014-2022
Table 6. Graphene nanoplatelets capacity in tons by producer, 2010-2022
Table 7. CVD graphene film capacity by producer, 2014-2022 in 000s m2
Table 8. Chemical synthesis of quantum dots
Table 9. Comparison of graphene QDs and semiconductor QDs
Table 10. Advantages and disadvantages of methods for preparing GQDs
Table 11. Applications of graphene quantum dots
Table 12. Markets and applications for graphene quantum dots in electronics and photonics
Table 13. Markets and applications for graphene quantum dots in energy storage and conversion
Table 14. Markets and applications for graphene quantum dots in sensors
Table 15. Markets and applications for graphene quantum dots in biomedicine and life sciences
Table 16. Markets and applications for graphene quantum dots in electronics
Table 17. Market and technology challenges for graphene quantum dots
Table 18. Prices for graphene quantum dots
Table 19. Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Examples

List of Figures
Figure 1. Graphene layer structure schematic
Figure 2. Illustrative procedure of the Scotch-tape based micromechanical cleavage of HOPG
Figure 3. Graphite and graphene
Figure 4. Graphene and its descendants: top right: graphene; top left: graphite = stacked graphene; bottom right: nanotube=rolled graphene; bottom left: fullerene=wrapped graphene
Figure 5. Types of CVD methods
Figure 6. Schematic of the manufacture of GnPs starting from natural graphite
Figure 7. Fabrication methods of graphene
Figure 8. TEM micrographs of: A) HR-CNFs; B) GANF® HR-CNF, it can be observed its high graphitic structure; C) Unraveled ribbon from the HR-CNF; D) Detail of the ribbon; E) Scheme of the structure of the HR-CNFs; F) Large single graphene oxide sheets derived from GANF
Figure 9. (a) Graphene powder production line The Sixth Element Materials Technology Co. Ltd. (b) Graphene film production line of Wuxi Graphene Films Co. Ltd
Figure 10. Schematic illustration of the main graphene production methods
Figure 11. Demand for graphene, 2018-2033, tons
Figure 12: Quantum dot schematic
Figure 13. Quantum dot size and colour
Figure 5. Perovskite quantum dots under UV light
Figure 14. Green-fluorescing graphene quantum dots
Figure 15. Schematic of (a) CQDs and (c) GQDs. HRTEM images of (b) C-dots and (d) GQDs showing combination of zigzag and armchair edges (positions marked as 1-4)
Figure 16. Graphene quantum dots
Figure 17. Top-down and bottom-up graphene QD synthesis methods
Figure 18. Revenues for graphene quantum dots 2019-2033, millions USD
Figure 19. Dotz Nano GQD products
Figure 20. InP/ZnS, perovskite quantum dots and silicon resin composite under UV illumination
Figure 21. Quantag GQDs and sensor

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • American Elements 
  • Biographene, Inc
  • Carbon Upcycling Technologies 
  • Dotz Nano Ltd
  • ENano Tec Co., Ltd
  • GoLeafe 
  • Graphene Square 
  • Graphensic AB 
  • Green Science Alliance Co., Ltd
  • KRI, Inc
  • Quantag Nanotechnologies 
  • Qurv Technologies S.L
  • Shanghai Simbatt Energy Technology Co., Ltd
  • Sigma-Aldrich