Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) Sputtering Targets
Indium tin oxide is a ternary composition of indium, tin, and oxide. The proportion for each element varies depending on the application purposes. Indium, as the base element, is a chemical element that is often applied to other metals to gain extra hardness and toughness. Indium is also known for its electrical conductivity and optical transparency. One of great indium characteristic is that this element increases a substrate’s electrical conductivity but decreases the transparency if its thickness is increased. Indium tin oxide sputtering targets often applied to optoelectronic materials such as flat panel displays, smart windows, architectural windows, and polymer-based electronics. Indium tin oxide is transparent to visible lights and has high electrical conductivity. In electronic industries, indium tin oxide sputtering targets are applied to electronic flat displays, plasma displays, touch panels.