Indium: uses

The following uses for indium are gathered from a number of sources as well as from anecdotal comments. I'd be delighted to receive corrections as well as additional referenced uses (please use the feedback mechanism to add uses).

  • used in making bearing alloys, germanium transistors, rectifiers, thermistors, and photoconductors
  • it can be plated onto metal and evaporated onto glass, forming a mirror as good as those made with silver, but with more resistance to atmospheric corrosion
  • photocells
  • used to make low-melting alloys, alloyed with gallium
  • indium is used in solders

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