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Graphite

Graphite, like diamond, consists of pure carbon arranged in a hexagonal crystal system. One differentiates between natural and synthetic graphite depending on the extraction or production method. Graphite exhibits a unique combination of material properties due to the special crystalline composition of the layer structure.

 

Properties

  • Heat-resistant up to >3000 °C in an O2-free atmosphere
  • Highly resistant to temperature fluctuations
  • Chemically inert with acids and oxidants
  • Outstanding thermal and electrical conductivity
  • Good lubricating properties

Our various categories of graphite are described in more detail below: