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Accelerated aging studies for polycarbonate optical disk substrates
Author(s): David E. Nikles; Charles E. Forbes
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Paper Abstract

Accelerated aging studies demonstrated that polycarbonate substrates degrade by a hydrolytic cleavage of the polymer chain. Data collected at different temperatures obeyed an Arrhenius relation. The activation energy for polycarbonate degradation was 68.0 kJ/mol.

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Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1499, Optical Data Storage '91, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45908
Show Author Affiliations
David E. Nikles, Hoechst Celanese Research Div. (United States)
Charles E. Forbes, Hoechst Celanese Research Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1499:
Optical Data Storage '91
James J. Burke; Thomas A. Shull; Nobutake Imamura, Editor(s)

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