Graphite

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  • used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors

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  • used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors

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Graphite Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Graphite, like diamond, is an allotrope of carbon. They are very similar to each other but the structure of the atom affects the chemical and physical properties. Graphite is made of layers of carbon atoms. These layers can slide over each other very easily. This means that it is very soft. It is a dull gray in appearance. Due to the delocalized electrons between the layers, it can conduct electricity very well.

Graphite can be formed from coal put under high heat and pressure. Also, graphite can be turned into diamond with enough heat and pressure. This is how synthetic (man-made) diamonds are made.

Graphite is naturally found in Sri Lanka,Canada and the United States. It is also called Lead Black. It was named by Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1789 originating from the Greek language.



Graphite Sample Sentences in News


  • Northern Graphite Appoints Endeavour Financial as Offtake/Debt Financing Advisor
    Northern Graphite Corporation announces that it has appointed Endeavour Financial Limited as its exclusive advisor with respect to negotiating and structuring strategic partnerships and offtake agreements, ... Read more on this news related to 'Graphite'
  • Alabama Graphite Initiates Trenching at its Bama Mine Project in Alabama, USA
    Vancouver, BC / ACCESSWIRE / January 27, 2015 / Alabama Graphite Corp. ("Alabama Graphite" or the "Company") (TSX-V:ALP) (OTCQX:ABGPF) (FRANKFURT: 1AG WKN: A1J35M) (ISIN# CA0102931080) ... Read more on this news related to 'Graphite'
  • Great Lakes' Drilling Program Confirms Exceptional Grade Recoveries for Lochaber Graphite Deposit Resource Calculation
    Toronto, Ontario / ACCESSWIRE / January 27, 2015 / Great Lakes Graphite Inc. (TSXV: GLK) (OTC: GLKIF) (8GL.F) ( "Great Lakes" or the "Company" ) announced today that high grade graphite ... Read more on this news related to 'Graphite'

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