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graph·ite

(graf'īt),
A crystallizable soft black form of carbon.
Synonym(s): black lead, plumbago

graphite

[graf′īt]
Etymology: L, graphites, from Gk, graphis a writing instrument
a form of native mineralized carbon whose dust causes a form of pneumoconiosis when it is inhaled. See also pneumoconiosis.

graph·ite

(graf'īt)
A crystallizable soft black form of carbon.

graphite,

n a soft carbon substance with a metallic black or gray sheen and a greasy feel. It is used in pencils, as a constituent of lubricants, and for making refractories such as crucibles in which to melt gold and other metals.
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The thickness of the gold bearing graphitic quartzite breccia appears to be greater than previously thought.
In Figure 5(c), at 5 nm magnification, we see the tube consisting of several graphitic layers, approximately 60 layers with a hollow in the middle.
A new and simple method for thin graphitic coating of magnetic-metal nanoparticles.
After an ultra-high temperature thermal treatment at 2500cC, PR-19 HT nanofibers showed a significant increase in their graphitic crystallinity and two orders of magnitude increase in their bulk electrical conductivity.
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The main graphite body is present as a 10m - 50m wide, steep west dipping horizon of highly graphitic schist hosted within low grade graphitic gneiss.
36 m) in DDH CS 79-03 at a depth of 112 m within an altered graphitic pelitic gneiss.
5% aggregate graphitic carbon, which spans only 20% of the project area.
The ability to model solidification in which the latent heat is released at different rates in different areas of solidification has improved the solidification analysis of many alloys, including graphitic cast irons (gray and ductile iron).
Drilling by the Company in February and in April 2012 (Figure 1) confirmed the presence of visible flake graphite within a discrete intense graphitic shear zone hosted in low grade graphitic proto-gneiss (high grade metamorphosed sediments).
Similarly, adsorption of surfactant onto graphitic surfaces aids in lubricating joints, offering favorable wear characteristics against native cartilage," added Klawitter.
Graphitic basement rocks were intersected in the majority of drill holes confirming the airborne and ground EM conductors.