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New Carbon Form Can Indent Diamond
2012-08-17 09:33:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new form of very hard carbon clusters capable of indenting diamond has been observed by a team of Carnegie Institution for Science researchers. The carbon clusters are unusual in their mix of crystalline and disordered structures and have potential applications for a range of mechanical, electronic, and electrochemical uses. The team, led by Lin Wang, published their findings in the August 17, 2012, issue of Science. Carbon...

2012-06-28 23:00:16

How EGC Developed an Aftermarket Product that is Faster and Less Expensive that the Metal Pressure Seal and is Perfect For Power Plant Maintenance and Valve Rebuilders. Chardon, OH (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 Hands down, flexible graphite has proven its superiority to metal as a gasket material for high-pressure seals. It installs easier and seals more reliably, because it fully conforms to the valve surface. Since it doesn´t permanently stick or bond to the metal, it removes quickly and...

'Graphene' A Tunable Plasmonic Medium
2012-06-20 13:07:27

With a beam of infrared light, scientists have sent ripples of electrons along the surface of graphene and demonstrated that they can control the length and height of these oscillations, called plasmons, using a simple electrical circuit. This is the first time anyone has observed plasmons on graphene, sheets of carbon just one atom thick with a host of intriguing physical properties, and an important step toward using plasmons to process and transmit information in spaces too tight to use...

New Method For Manufacturing Graphene
2012-06-20 12:57:06

Considered by many as the most promising material of the future, graphene still remains an expensive and hard-to-fabricate substance. Researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, and the Interdisciplinary Research Institute in Lille developed a low cost method for manufacturing multilayered graphene sheets. The new method does not require any specialized equipment and can be implemented in any laboratory. A low cost method for producing...

2012-05-21 23:00:15

How EGC Developed a Flexible Graphite Bonnet Seal that Consumes Less Time and Provided Real Cost Savings to Power Plants During Regularly Scheduled Maintenance. Chardon, OH (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 Tested and approved by the Navy in 2003 for use in nuclear powered ships, the EGC Thermafoil flexible graphite pressure seal seemed poised for big things in the general power generation market. In fact, flexible graphite tests performed by electrical power provider, Arizona Public Service (APS),...


Latest Graphite Reference Libraries

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2010-09-16 16:05:54

A pencil, containing a solid pigment core within a protective casing, is a common writing implement or art medium. Having a case keeps the pigment from breaking as well as from marking the user's hand. Pencils differ from pens because they leave marks by physical abrasion rather than staining the paper. The pigment leaves behind a trail of material that adheres to the sheet of paper or other writing surface. Cores are usually made of graphite mixed with clay to bind it. Graphite is durable...

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2005-05-26 10:49:47

Graphite (named by Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1789, from the Greek γραφειν: "to draw/write", for its use in pencils) is one of the allotropes of carbon. Unlike diamond, graphite is a conductor, and can be used, for instance, as the material in the electrodes of an electrical arc lamp. Occurrence Associated minerals include: quartz, calcite, micas, iron meteorites and tourmalines. Notable occurrences include New York and Texas in the USA, Russia, Mexico, Greenland,...

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