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  • 1 Tokyo Polytechnic University 1583, Iiyama, Atsugi Kanagawa 243-0297 Japan E-mail 1583, Iiyama, Atsugi Kanagawa 243-0297 Japan E-mail
  • | 2 ESCO Co. Ltd. 1-3-10 Nishikubo, Musashino Tokyo 180-0013 Japan Nishikubo, Musashino Tokyo 180-0013 Japan
  • | 3 Simoshidami Moriyama National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Nagoya 463-8560 Japan Nagoya 463-8560 Japan
  • | 4 North Shore College of SONY Institute 428 Nurumizu Atsugi, Kanagawa 243-8501 Japan Atsugi, Kanagawa 243-8501 Japan
  • | 5 Kanagawa University Department of Chemistry Faculty of Science 2946 Tsutchiya Hiratsuka, Kanagawa 259-1293 Japan Hiratsuka, Kanagawa 259-1293 Japan
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Tin-doped indium oxide In2O3 (indium-tin-oxide) transparent conducting films were fabricated on silicon substrates by a dip coating process. The thermal analysis of the ITO films was executed by temperature-programmed desorption (TPD) or thermal desorption spectroscopy (TDS) in high vacuum. Gas evolution from the ITO film mainly consisted of water vapor. The total amount of evolved water vapor increased on increasing the film thickness from approx. 25 to 250 nm and decreased by increasing the preparation temperature from 365 to 600C and by annealing at the same temperature for extra 10 h. The evolution occurred via two steps; the peak temperatures for 250 nm thick films were approx. 100-120 and 205-215C. The 25 nm thick films evolved water vapor at much higher temperatures; a shoulder at approx. 150-165C and a peak at approx. 242C were observed. The evolution temperatures increased by increasing the preparation and the annealing temperatures except in case of the second peak of the 25 nm thick films. The evolution of water vapor at high temperature was tentatively attributed to thermal decomposition of indium hydroxide, In(OH)3, formed on the surface of the nm-sized ITO particles.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
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