Tetramer is pleased to introducing a new product line based on Tetramer’s perfluorocyclobutyl (PFCB) polymer
technology. As researchers in the field of nanomaterials, we are well aware of the challenges in obtaining
homogeneous dispersions in a host matrix. TetramerNDM is a superior host for many types of nanoparticles
when optical clarity is a must.
Please contacts us for more information.
Highlights of our work:
  • Enabling solid state white lighting through the
    conversion of a UV LED using CdSe quantum dots.
    The use of PFCB polymer allowed the loading levels of
    nanocrystals to increase from <2% to over 15%.[5]
  • Quantum dot loading levels greater than 40 wt %
    without agglomeration.
  • Quantum yields in Tetramer’s polymer remain between
    80 and 100% of the quantum yield in solution.
  • Nominal quenching of quantum dots which do not have
  • Dispersions of nanotubes at 40 wt% loading levels
    while maintaining trasparency
Dispersed materials:
  • CdSe
  • CdSe/ZnS
  • InAs
  • PbS
  • PbSe

  • Mn:ZnS
  • Mn:ZnSe
  • Ln:CaF2
  • Ln:LaF3
  • Carbon nanotubes
Application Areas
  • Solid State Lighting
  • LCD Backlighting
  • Solar Cells Energy Harvesting
  • Optical Amplifiers
PFCB Polymer and Monomer

TetramerNDM  (Nanoparticle          
                            Dispersion Matrix)  
Proton Exchange Membranes
Gas Separation Membranes

Biorenewable Materials
Piezoelectric Polymers
1.   H. Shah, R. Czerw, D. Carroll, L.S. Goldner, J. Hwang, J. Ballato, and D.W. Smith, Jr.,  "Fluoropolymer
nanotube composite for coatings and nanoscopic probes," Polym. Mater. Sci. & Eng. 82, 300 (2000).  

2.  Y. Olsson, G. Chen, R. Rapaport, D. Fuchs, V. Sundar, J. Steckel, M.G. Bawendi, A. Aharoni, U. Banin,
"Fabrication and optical properties of polymeric waveguides containing nanocrystalline quantum dots", Appl.
Phys. Lett. 85, 4469 (2004).

3.  G. A. Kumar, C. W. Chen, R. Riman, S. Chen, D. Smith, and J. Ballato, "Optical properties of a
transparent CaF2:Er3+ fluoropolymer nanocomposite", Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 241105 (2005).

4.  Gang Chen, Ronen Rapaport, D. Fuchs, Sahar Vilan, Asfaf Aharoni, and Uri Banin, "Optical Gain from
InAs Nanocrystal Quantum Dots in a Polymer Matrix", Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 251108 (2005).

5.  D.T. Fuchs, R. Rapaport, G. Chen, Y.K. Olsson, V. Sundar, L. Lucas, S. Vilan, A. Aharoni, U. Banin, J.
Steckel, M.G. Bawendi, "Making waveguides containing nanocrystalline quantum dots", Proc. of the SPIE
5592, 265-271 (2005).

6.  D.Gosnell, et al., “Cadmium selenide nanocrystals as white-light phosphors,” Proceedings of the SPIE
“Sixth International Conference on Solid State Lighting,” 6337, 633708 (2006).
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