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Optical constants of (C2H4)n (Polyethylene, PE, HDPE, LDPE)
Smith and Loewenstein 1975: HDPE; n,k 40.0–200 µm

Wavelength: µm
 (40.0000 – 200.0000)  
 

Complex refractive index (n+ik)[ i ]


n   k   LogX   LogY   eV

Derived optical constants

Comments

HDPE. Measured using approximately 1 mm thick film.

References

D. R. Smith and E. V. Loewenstein. Optical constants of far infrared materials. 3: plastics, Appl. Opt. 14, 1335-1341 (1975)

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Polyethylene, (C2H4)n (PE, HDPE, LDPE)

Polyethylene is the most common plastic.

Other names

  • polyethene
  • poly(methylene)

Variations

  • High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Medium-density polyethylene (MDPE)
  • Low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE)
  • Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE/PEX)
  • Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE)

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