Polymer Science

Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 264, Issue 4, pp 335-342

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Structure and anisotropy in polycarbonate. I. Short range order of amorphous polycarbonate revealed by WAXS

  • H. R. SchubachAffiliated withAbteilung für Experimentelle Physik, Universität Ulm
  • , B. HeiseAffiliated withAbteilung für Experimentelle Physik, Universität Ulm

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Wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) was performed on isotropic and uniaxial drawn samples of polycarbonate (PC). The density correlation functions are calculated from X-ray scattering intensity data and the short range order is discussed. A distinction between intra- and intermolecular correlations can be made. Orientation of PC does not change the short range order up to 1.5 nm.

Key words

Polycarbonate wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) density correlation function orientation short range order