New fluorindate glass compositions have been investigated in order to improve optical transmission as well as thermal properties.
Chloride inclusion extends transmission of a fluoride matrix to longer wavelength in infrared region. In the present work
thermal parameters of an IZnBS composition, based on InF3, ZnF2, BaF2 and SrF2, with various amounts of alkaline chlorides were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry. The chloride presence
decreased all characteristic temperatures and increased both thermal stability and glass forming ability up to 10% of MCl
content, where M=Li, Na, K and Rb. The presence of NaCl promoted glass phase separation. For samples containing same concentration of NaCl,
this effect is accentuated for increasing the contents of SrF2.