Crystalline Flake Graphite
What is graphite?
This variety of Graphite is typically formed by the metamorphism of coal beds or carbon-rich sediments associated with igneous activity. It is generally a soft, darker black-colored graphite, less reflective than other varieties of natural crystalline Graphite. Commonly found as "microcrystalline" particles, this variety of Graphite has a lower graphitic carbon level when compared to other naturally occurring crystalline graphite varieties. The family of graphite materials includes natural graphite types, such as amorphous Graphite, crystalline flake and vein graphites, synthetic (artificial) Graphite, and various purified or treated graphitic products. These materials are sourced from selected and qualified mines and sources from around the world or are produced or treated in various, unique ways, including Electro-Thermal Treatment/Purification Technology created by Superior Graphite.
Characteristics of graphite
Graphite is gray to black, opaque with a metallic luster. It is a fairly soft crystalline form of carbon with a Mohs hardness of 1 to 2. Graphite is stable and chemically inert at normal temperatures and has a very high sublimation point without air. In its pure form, it is odorless, tasteless, and non-toxic. It has a hexagonal, multi-layer planar microstructure which gives it some unique characteristics, the sum of which is not found in any other single material. The layers are alternating and honeycomb in structure and are spaced at 1.42 angstroms apart (strong bonds), with 3.354 angstroms between layers (weak bonds). Graphite is one of the most interesting elements found on the earth. It is found naturally in its mineral form and produced in synthetic processes. The earliest use of graphite dates back to primitive man, who used it to draw on cave walls. Egyptians also used it to decorate pottery. During the Middle Ages, Graphite was used as a refractory to line molds to make smoother cannon balls, which could be fired farther. Throughout history, Graphite has been confused with other minerals, especially galena and molybdenum. Names like plumbago and black lead have been used to describe the mineral, and over time, the term graphite (meaning "to write") was finally used to describe this mineral.
Crystalline Flake Graphite
They are typically formed as flat plate–like particles; this variety of Graphite is disseminated throughout layers of metamorphic rock, either in isolated pockets or more broadly distributed throughout the parent rock matrix. Generally very brilliant in color, the size and thickness of the individual flakes can vary depending on the ore deposit. Unlike other varieties of natural crystalline Graphite, flake needs to be mechanically/chemically processed or "upgraded" to reach the necessary carbon levels for industrial applications.
Price of graphite
Graphite particle size and purity will affect the product's Price, and the purchase volume can also affect the cost of Graphite. A large amount of large amount will be lower. The Price of graphite is on our company's official website.
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