Phase equilibria and properties of transparent conductors in the indium-tin-zinc oxide system

George B. Palmer, Kenneth R Poeppelmeier, Doreen D. Edwards, Toshihiro Moriga, Thomas O Mason, Jon L. Schindler, Carl R. Kannewurf

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Solid state bulk processing techniques were used to synthesize various transparent conducting oxides (TCO's) with In, Zn, and Sn cations. Optical and electronic properties of resultant phase-pure TCO's were compared to each other and to bulk samples of Sn-doped In2O3 (ITO). Reduction and heat treatment showed significant effects on optical and electronic performance, indicating optimization of processing conditions will be required for industrial applications. Comparison of optical and electronic properties in the series of compounds: ZnkIn2O3+k, k = 3,4,5,7,11 revealed trends correlated with the materials' internal structure. These layered compounds showed improvement of optical properties at higher Zn contents and improvement in conductivity at higher In contents. The trends suggest these materials may be useful for applications where tradeoffs between conductivity and transparency are acceptable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
EditorsR.T. Fulks, G.N. Parsons, D.E. Slobadin, T.H. Yuzuriha
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 31 1997Apr 3 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 MRS Spring Meeting
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Palmer, G. B., Poeppelmeier, K. R., Edwards, D. D., Moriga, T., Mason, T. O., Schindler, J. L., & Kannewurf, C. R. (1997). Phase equilibria and properties of transparent conductors in the indium-tin-zinc oxide system. In R. T. Fulks, G. N. Parsons, D. E. Slobadin, & T. H. Yuzuriha (Eds.), Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings (Vol. 471, pp. 93-98). MRS.