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An amorphous form of carbon, made of carbon atoms bound hexagonally in sheets. It is used as a thermal-insulating electrical-conductor, as a nuclear-reactor moderator and as a self-lubricant.
|A piece of machined graphite.|
Graphite is very easy to machine and obtain a very high quality finish. However, it should be noted that graphite is a very abrasive material to machine and tends to wear cutters very quickly. Diamond cutters are recommended for extended machining.
- Also known as
- Black Lead - natural graphite of the sort used in pencils.
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| Density|| 1400 to 2250|| kgm-3||Clip|
| Melting Point || 3910|| K||Clip|
| Boiling Point || 4800|| K||Clip|
| Youngs modulus|| 170E9 to 340E9|| Nm-2||Clip|
| Linear expansivity|| 0.0000079|| K-1||Clip|
| Specific heat capacity|| 838|| Jkg-1K-1||Clip|
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See also: Diamond, Molybdenum Disulphide.