Toward the World's Most Efficient LEDs
Our R&D team is hard at work on a long-term project to develop the world's first GaN nanoLEDs for both visible RGB displays and invisible UVC light for disinfection. Based on exclusively licensed patent portfolios from McGill University and the University of Michigan, NS Nanotech’s technology introduces new methods for growing nano-LEDs and their resulting structures.
Growing nano-scale RGB LEDs on standard substrates, we have achieved technical breakthroughs with the potential to deliver orders-of-magnitude improvements in brightness, efficiency, color saturation, directionality, and power consumption over today's LEDs. Our patented technology enables fabrication of components that will be smaller and draw far less power than current LED solutions, while emitting brighter, more saturated, more stable, and more directional light. With partners who license our nanoLED technologies, we expect to commercialize the first efficient nanoLEDs for large displays, AR/VR microdisplays, and UVC disinfection.
The first solid state source of far-UVC disinfecting light
Our patented ShortWaveLight™ Emitter is the first solid-state device to emit far-UVC light at wavelengths ranging from 200-to-230 nanometers for disinfection applications. It delivers significant advantages over other disinfection light sources available today. Current-generation disinfection lamps that emit longer UVC ultraviolet waves, most often at 254 nm, cannot be used around people because they can damage skin and eyes. But short-wavelength far-UVC light does not penetrate live human cells and therefore can be used in more locations where people gather.
There are several other suppliers of short-wavelength far-UVC light sources that can be used around people, but they are based on earlier-generation excimer gas lamp technologies that are large, fragile, expensive, too hot to touch, and require filters to block longer UVC wavelengths that add substantial cost. Our far-UVC ShortWaveLight™ Emitter overcomes all those problems with a solid-state design that is less costly, has a smaller form factor, runs cool, and doesn't require a filter. Samples of our ShortWaveLight™ Emitter are available through our Developer Kit Program, with commercial production scheduled for the second half of 2022.
A portable personal far-UVC air- and surface purifier
We've created a prototype desktop purifier as an example of one of the many ways far-UVC disinfection can safely inactivate surface and airborne pathogens. It's powered by NS Nanotech's ShortWaveLight™ Emitter, the first solid-state source of far-UVC light. It's designed as a portable, plug-in desktop product that can inactivate viruses, microbes, and other pathogens in your personal workspace and airspace. Shaped like a three-cornered pyramid about the size of a coffee mug, it emits invisible far-UVC light at wavelengths ranging from 200-to-230 nanometers, which researchers say can neutralize more than 99.9% of airborne coronaviruses in its path. Manufacturing partners who have purchased our evaluation kits are considering similar designs for business and consumer use at home, work, school, on receptionists’ desks, at retail check-out, on your airline tray table, and countless other possible locations.