Indium Corporation offers thermal evaporation materials for thin-film deposition. The purity of source material is as important as the equipment used for deposition. We offer the high quality materials and experienced technical support to help you get the most from your physical vapor deposition (PVD) process.
Below is a chart that outlines the types of materials and the forms in which you can get those materials.
Physical Properties of Common Elements for Thermal Evaporation
Physical Properties for Common Alloys for Thermal Evaporation
Pack Densities of Many Material Forms
Thin-Film Technology Blog Posts
Pure indium sputtering targets are used for some very interesting applications: Indium sputtering targets are commonly used to deposit the indium layers in CIS and CIGS solar cells. These targets can be co-deposited along with copper and gallium, and combined with sulfur/selenium to form the cell’s…
With a set crucible volume, and run times limited by the amount of evaporation material in the crucible, the density of the material in the crucible becomes important. Any loose form of material will have gaps between the material pieces. This is especially true with traditional indium shot. To maximize…
Here’s an interesting technology fact I just learned: Indium Sulfide was the very first indium compound to be discovered. I bet Reich and Richter (the discovers of indium) never imagined that smelly little compound would be used build solar modules and provide electricity. Indium sulfide can…
Director, Solar Products
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