A customer was recently asking about Antimony Doped Oxide used for transparent conductive coatings. Like other doped metal oxides used as transparent conductive coatings, antimony doped tin oxide (ATO) is neither as conductive as tin doped indium oxide (ITO) or as transparent. ATO is often used as an antistatic layer (i.e. electrically conductive in thin film form). ATO is a wide band gap of N type semiconductor material with non-resistance type transparent conductivity. It is used for a variety of transparent conductive, antistatic, radiation-proof coatings as well as for barrier and absorption layer applications. It is also used in display technology and as transparent electrodes and for photoelectric conversion such as in solar cells. Other applications include electromagnetic wave shielding and transparent insulation films.