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Trends of Recycling of Indium-Tin-Oxide (ITO) Target Materials for Transparent Conductive Electrodes (TCEs)
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  • Journal title : Clean Technology
  • Volume 21, Issue 4,  2015, pp.209-216
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Clean Technology
  • DOI : 10.7464/ksct.2015.21.4.209
 Title & Authors
Trends of Recycling of Indium-Tin-Oxide (ITO) Target Materials for Transparent Conductive Electrodes (TCEs)
Hong, Sung-Jei; Lee, Jae Yong;
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Indium-Tin-Oxide (ITO) is a material that is widely used for transparent conductive electrodes (TCEs). Indium (In), chief element of the ITO, is expected to be depleted in the near future owing to its high cost and limited reserves. To overcome the issue, ITO has to be retained by recycling redundant ITO targets after manufacturing processes. In this article, we proposed an efficient recycling way of the redundant ITO targets with investigation of the current recycling tendencies in domestic and foreign countries. As a result, it was revealed that only In is recycled from the redundant targets in domestic and Japan. As well, fabrication of TCEs is being researched with ITO nanoparticles solutions. However, since the TCEs fabricated with ITO target is superior to those with other materials, it is thought that establishment of regeneration technology of ITO itself is demanded for an efficient recycling and fabrication of ITO target.
Indium-tin-oxide;Transparent conductive electrodes;Redundant target;Recycling;Market forecast;
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