Synthesis and electrical characterization of the polymorphic indium tin oxide nanocrystalline powders

Kyung Han Seo, Joon Hyung Lee, Jeong Joo Kim, M. I. Bertoni, B. J. Ingram, T. O. Mason

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Nanocrystalline powders of two indium tin oxide (ITO) polymorphs - rhombohedral and cubic - were prepared by a coprecipitation process. The temperature and aging time of precipitates after co-precipitation were controlled to obtain selectively the two different crystal structures. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy were used to characterize the powders. The electrical conductivity of the two ITO powders was determined by the powder solution composite method. The conductivities obtained were 0.26±0.04 and 0.65±0.17 S/cm for the rhombohedral and cubic ITO samples, respectively, the first such report for the rhombohedral phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3431-3436
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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