The Synthesis of Indium Tin Oxide Nano – Powders by Solvothermal Process


Article Preview

Well-crystallized and nano-sized indium tin oxide (ITO) powders were prepared by a solvothermal process from a mixed solution consisting of indium nitrate and tin chloride. The characteristics of the solvothermally synthesized ITO powders were studied to investigate the contribution of the processing variables on the physico-chemical properties of powders. The results of this study show that the nano-sized blue ITO powders with a single phase could be directly obtained by changing the medium from water to organic solvent.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 492-493)

Edited by:

Omer Van der Biest, Michael Gasik, Jozef Vleugels




J. S. Lee and S. C. Choi, "The Synthesis of Indium Tin Oxide Nano – Powders by Solvothermal Process", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 492-493, pp. 331-334, 2005

Online since:

August 2005




[1] J. H. Hwang, D. D. Edward, D. R. Kammler & T. O. Mason: Solid State Ionics Vol. 129 (2000), p.135.

[2] C. P. Udawatte & K. Yanagisawa: J. Solid State Chem. Vol. 154 (2000), p.444.

[3] J. S. Lee & S. C. Choi: Matt. Lett. Vol. 58 (2004), p.390.

[4] C. P. Udawatte & K. Yanagisawa: J. Am. Ceram. Soc. Vol. 84.

[1] (2000), p.251.

[5] K. Yanagisawa & C. P. Udawatte: J. Mater. Res. Vol. 15.

[6] (2000), p.1404.

[6] S. Shimada & K. J. D. Mackenzie: J. Crystal Growth Vol. 55 (1981), p.453.

[7] C. Wang, Z. X. Deng, G. Zhang, S. Fan & Y. Li: Powder Tech. Vol. 125 (2002), p.39.