Graphite vs. Graphitization



An allotrope of carbon, consisting of planes of carbon atoms arranged in hexagonal arrays with the planes stacked loosely, that is used as a dry lubricant and in "lead" pencils.


(geology) The formation of graphite from other organic materials.


Short for graphite-reinforced plastic, a composite plastic made with graphite fibers noted for light weight strength and stiffness.

‘Modern tennis racquets are made of graphite, fibreglass and other man-made materials.’;


A grey colour.


Native carbon in hexagonal crystals, also foliated or granular massive, of black color and metallic luster, and so soft as to leave a trace on paper. It is used for pencils (improperly called lead pencils), for crucibles, and as a lubricator, etc. Often called plumbago or black lead.


used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors


Graphite (), archaically referred to as plumbago, is a crystalline form of the element carbon with its atoms arranged in a hexagonal structure. It occurs naturally in this form and is the most stable form of carbon under standard conditions.

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