Probing the local structure of crystalline ZITO: In2-2xSnxZnxO3 (x≤0.4)

Cathleen A. Hoel, Jean-Francois Gaillard, Kenneth Poeppelmeier*

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The local structure of In2O3 cosubstituted with Zn and Sn (In2-2xSnxZnxO3, x≤0.4 or ZITO) was determined by extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) for x=0.1, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4. The host bixbyite In2O3 structure is maintained up to the enhanced substitution limit (x=0.4). The EXAFS spectra are consistent with random substitution of In by the smaller Zn and Sn cations, a result that is consistent with the "good-to-excellent" conductivities reported for ZITO.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)761-768
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010


  • Cosubstitution
  • Indium oxide
  • Solid solution
  • Transparent conducting oxide
  • X-ray absorption spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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