Graphite has several other allotropes


What is Graphite?

Graphite is a mineral composed of stacked sheets of carbon atoms with a hexagonal crystal structure. It is the most stable form of pure carbon under standard conditions. Graphite is very soft, has low specific gravity, is relatively non-reactive, and has high electrical and thermal conductivity. Graphite occurs naturally in igneous and metamorphic rocks, where high temperatures and pressures compress carbon into Graphite. Graphite can also be created synthetically by heating materials with high carbon content (e.g., petroleum coke or coal-tar pitch). The carbon-rich material is heated to 2500 to 3000 degrees Celsius, which is hot enough to "purify" the material of contaminants, allowing the carbon to form its hexagonal sheets. Graphite is extremely soft and breaks into thin, flexible flakes that easily slide over one another, resulting in a greasy feel. Due to this, Graphite is a good "dry" lubricant and can be used in applications where wet lubricants (like lubricating oil) cannot.


Graphite has several other allotropes

Carbon has several other allotropes, or forms, that occur naturally, each with its crystal structure(Figure 2). One form is graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms in a hexagonal pattern. Another well-known allotrope of carbon is diamonds. Although also composed of pure carbon, diamonds are almost entirely different in their physical properties.


Uses of Graphite

Graphite is used in several applications requiring high temperatures and a material that will not melt or disintegrate. Graphite is used to make crucibles for the steel industry. Graphite is also used as a neutron moderator in certain nuclear reactors, like the Soviet RBMK, due to its ability to slow down fast-moving neutrons. Other common uses of Graphite include Pencil lead, Lubricant, Electrodes in batteries, and Brake linings for heavy vehicles.


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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