Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 11, Issue 6, pp 1003–1008 | Cite as

Craze growth in annealed polycarbonate

  • Nicole Verheulpen-Heymans


In a recent paper [5], it was shown that dry polycarbonate craze growth kinetics are compatible with a propagation mechanism based on the creep of craze material. Further confirmation of such a mechanism is found in the lack of variation of crazing kinetics with thermal pretreatment, as opposed to bulk yield stress which is known to vary significantly on annealing.


Polymer Polycarbonate Growth Kinetic Propagation Mechanism Thermal Pretreatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicole Verheulpen-Heymans
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  1. 1.Physique des Matériaux de SynthèseUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

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