Far-IR transmitting, cadmium iodide-based glasses

E. I. Cooper, C. A. Angell

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A new class of inorganic halide glasses is described, in which iodide is either the only or the main anion. The glass-formation progenitor is CdI2 (usually 40-60 mol%); other components used were CsI, KI, TlI, PbI2, the corresponding bromides, etc. The iodide glasses exhibit remarkably high far-IR-transmittance (down to ∼350 cm-1 for 2 mm thick plates), and a much better resistance to humidity than known chloride glasses; however, their low glass-transition temperatures (10-35°C) lead to relatively poor stability. High lead halide content "marginal" glasses of higher Tg(≤63°C) and excellent moisture resistance are briefly described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-80
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jul 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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