Oxidation behavior of In95 Sn5 solid solution

S. Ramasamy, V. Sabarinathan, Nipun Agarwal, David Smith

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Nanocrystalline indium-tin alloy particles, having the composition of In95 Sn5, were prepared by the inert-gas condensation technique and then examined for the possible formation of a core-shell structure after oxidation and different heat treatments. The crystalline structure and phase(s) of the as-prepared and heat-treated samples were investigated by x-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, small-angle x-ray scattering, and high-resolution electron microscopy. The results showed that the oxidation treatment led to highly faceted indium-tin oxide nanoparticles and indium-tin alloy grains with sizes in the nanometer range. No particles having a core-shell structure consisting of InSn alloy coated with oxide were detected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1670-1674
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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