A synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked through carbonate groups, including many molding materials and films.
- Classes of polymers used in integrated optics include acrylates, polyimides, polycarbonates, and olefins.
- Janos Hajito made his discovery by mixing fluorescent dyes with polycarbonate, a transparent polymer.
- The polycarbonate trademarked as Lexan is used in ‘bulletproof’ glass and in astronaut's helmets.
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