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What is Plexiglass? Is it the same as polycarbonate? and what are its electrical properties?

Plexiglas is the same chemically as Lucite: poly(methyl methacrylate). Polycarbonate is Lexan. The elecrtical properties of Plexiglas are pretty boring: it is an insulator.

Richard Barrans Jr., Ph.D.

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