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Graphite Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

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

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • 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

  • Graphite One Publishes Largest, Highest-Grade Graphite Resource in the United States
    Marches Towards Inaugural PEA for Q2 2015 VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / March 19, 2015 / Graphite One today took a leap towards their PEA, announcing an update of their resource estimate at its wholly owned ... Read more on this news related to 'Graphite'
  • Great Lakes Graphite Announces Graphite Supply Agreement With DNI Metals
    TORONTO -- Great Lakes Graphite Inc. ("Great Lakes", "GLK" or the "Company") (OTC:GLKIF) (FWB:8GL) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a 5 year supply agreement ... Read more on this news related to 'Graphite'
  • Graphite One Provides Updated Resource Estimate: 1.13 Mt Contained Cg Indicated and 8.76 Mt Inferred Resource
    Graphite One Resources Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of an updated mineral resource estimate for its Graphite Creek deposit near Nome, Alaska of 17.95 million tonnes indicated, grading 6.3% ... Read more on this news related to 'Graphite'

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