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Indium Evaporation Material (In)

Indium Evaporation Material (In)
Material Type Indium
Symbol In
Atomic Weight 114.818
Atomic Number 49
Color/Appearance Silvery Lustrous Gray, Metallic
Thermal Conductivity 82 W/m.K
Melting Point (°C) 157
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 32.1 x 10-6/K
Theoretical Density (g/cc) 7.3
Z Ratio 0.841
Temp. (°C) for Given Vap. Press. (Torr) 10-8:  487
10-6:  597
10-4:  742
E-Beam Excellent
E-Beam Crucible Liner Material Fabmate®, Graphite, Molybdenum
Thermal Evaporation Techniques Boat:  W, Mo
Basket:  W
Crucible:  Gr, Al2O3
Comments Wets W and Cu. Use Mo liner. Low Melting Point materials not ideal for sputtering.

General

Indium is a post-transition metal with properties similar to gallium. It is soft and metallic-gray in color. It has a density of 7.3 g/cc, a melting point of 157°C, and a vapor pressure of 10-4 Torr at 742°C. One of its notable characteristics is its ability to cling to glass and other similar surfaces. Indium compounds are evaporated under vacuum to form thin films in the production of electronics and photovoltaic cells. Pure indium is utilized as a film layer in semiconductor.

Material Notes

AEM Deposition provides Indium pellets, Indium powder for sale, purity is from 99.99% to 99.9999%.

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