Subject: Why does polycarbonate have a higher refractive index than crown glass?
Date: Tue Dec 12 12:05:55 2006
Posted by josh
Grade level: 10-12
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Crown glass has a density which is almost double that of the plastic polycarbonate. Yet every source that i
have checked has told me that the refractive index of the glass is 1.52, and 1.59 for the plastic. I would
have expected there to be a large difference in refractive index due to the large difference in density. Does
refractive index depend upon other factors?
Re: Why does polycarbonate have a higher refractive index than crown glass?
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