Definition of polycarbonate in English:


Line breaks: poly|car¦bon|ate
Pronunciation: /ˌpɒlɪˈkɑːbəneɪt


[mass noun]
A synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked through carbonate groups, including many moulding materials and films.
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  • 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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