Structure and optical investigation of the effect of electron beam-irradiation in poly-allyl-diglycol-carbonate



The effect of electron beam irradiation on the structural and optical properties of Poly-Allyl-Diglycol-Carbonate CR-39 solid state nuclear track detector was investigated. Samples from CR-39 detector were irradiated with electron beam with doses at levels between 10 and 140 kGy. The structural and optical modifications in the electron beam irradiated CR-39 samples have been studied as a function of dose using different characterization techniques such as FTIR spectroscopy, Vickers hardness, refractive index and color difference measurements. The electron beam irradiation in the dose range 25–140 kGy led to a more compact structure of CR-39 polymer, which resulted in an improvement in its hardness with an increase in the refractive index. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2010