August 9, 2013 AT 1:00 am

How to DIY ITO with a thermal evaporator

Ben Krasnow’s project:

I’ve put enough work into my thermal evaporator project so that I can actually start using it to create thin films. For my first test, I made some aluminum mirrors on glass, and also coated glass with ITO (Indium Tin Oxide), a transparent conductor used in LCDs and OLEDs. The mirrors look nice, but the ITO was not conductive — more research required.

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