Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 30, Issue 21, pp 5457–5460 | Cite as

The elastic behaviour of polycarbonate in the glassy state determined by Brillouin scattering

  • K. Weishaupt
  • M. Pietralla


Measurements of the temperature and hydrostatic pressure dependence of the elastic constants of amorphous polycarbonate in the glassy state using high-resolution Brillouin spectroscopy are reported. It was found that the temperature and the pressure dependence of the longitudinal and the transverse sound velocity are strictly linear, in contrast to the behaviour found in polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). A simple equation for the behaviour of the elastic constants c11 and c44, and the shear, Young's and bulk modulus, can be given, which fits the experimental data well.


Polymer Spectroscopy PMMA Polymethylmethacrylate Hydrostatic Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Weishaupt
    • 1
  • M. Pietralla
    • 1
  1. 1.Abt. Experimentelle PhysikUniversität UlmUlmGermany

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