Optical Properties of Polymers

  • Raymond B. Seymour
  • Charles E. CarraherJr.


Since polymers are often used as clear plastics or coatings and have many applications in which transparency is an important property, a knowledge of the optical properties of specific polymers is essential. The radiation scale, of course, includes microwave, infrared, ultraviolet, and visible regions, but the emphasis in this chapter is on the latter.


Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Acetate Butyrate Optical Clarity Radiation Scale Refract Light 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond B. Seymour
    • 1
  • Charles E. CarraherJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Science and TechnologyUniversty of Southem MississippiHattiesburgUSA
  2. 2.College of Science and EngineeringWright State UniverstyDaytonUSA

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