Inorganic Compounds

Inorganic Compounds

Indium Corporation sells compounds based on the elements indium, germanium, gallium, and tin.

Features & Benefits

These compounds are used in the manufacturing process of a number of high-tech devices, as these elements serve as crucial building blocks in semiconductor chips, electronic components, batteries, and other complex electronic products.

Inorganic Compounds

The compounds we make are inorganic compounds with challenging specifications. You can download the spec sheets from the area below - these are a great starting point to learn about our various materials. It is important to note, however, that your application determines what is the best specification. A compound like gallium oxide, for example, has five different crystal forms, only one of which might be suitable for your specific application. In addition, choosing the right starter material for our process will affect the amount of trace impurities. This may affect your process, as it might be sensitive towards some specific impurities. If you are developing or designing a process with one of our compounds in mind and want to find the best solution, please contact us. Our staff of dedicated engineers is always available to answer any questions you may have.

The pictures show some of the inorganic materials we make. The bottom picture are SEM images taken from the same materials.

Clockwise from top left: Indium Sulfide, Indium Acetate, Indium Oxide, Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), Indium Hydroxide, Gallium Oxide. Center image: Indium Sulfate.

Indium Compounds

The indium compound that is widely recognized today is indium tin oxide (ITO), a transparent conductor that is essential for building flat panel displays and touch sensors. TVs, computer monitors, tablets and smart phones all use ITO to enable the switching of pixels and to register touch events. In fact, ITO applications dominate the use of all indium across the world today.

Gallium Compounds

The gallium compounds we offer include gallium trichloride (GaCl3) and gallium oxide (Ga2O3).

Gallium is a crucial material for building compound semiconductor devices. To form epitaxial GaN layers chemical vapor deposition (CVD) techniques are typically used, and the CVD gallium precursor (trimethyl-gallium) is typically made from high purity gallium trichloride.

Germanium Compounds

Our germanium compounds include germanium tetrachloride (GeCl4) and germanium oxide (germanium dioxide, GeO2). We supply both materials at high purities. The optical fiber and semiconductor industries are the main users of these compounds.