from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to or of the nature of graphite.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Pertaining to, containing, derived from, or resembling, graphite.
- adjective (Chem.) an organic acid, so called because obtained by the oxidation of graphite; -- usually called
- adjective in iron or steel, that portion of the carbon which is present as graphite.
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- adjective of, relating to, resembling, or having the structure of
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Most of the carbon in cast iron is in a form like graphite, which is almost pure carbon, and is therefore called graphitic carbon.
Silicon anodes have a higher energy-storage capacity than conventional graphite because the material can take up 10 times more lithium by weight than graphitic carbon.
Carbon nanotubes, which consist of sheets of graphitic carbon wrapped to form tubes with diameters only nanometers in size, are the strongest structures because they can withstand the highest tensile force per gram of any known material.
Once the area has been allocated, a prospecting pit is excavated to depths of 30-50 metres until the graphitic zone has been encountered.
His eldest son, Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 2nd Bart. (1817-1880), was appointed professor of chemistry at Oxford in 1865, and is chiefly known for his investigations on the allotropic states of carbon and for his discovery of graphitic acid.
Rhode Island, the Carboniferous coals have been changed to _graphitic anthracite_, that is, are half anthracite and half graphite.
I do not imagine that a division of the material into anything like the supposed size of molecules is necessary; we know that the graphitic carbon in the pig-iron employed in puddling is not so finely divided, but it is much smaller particles than bean or pea size, and by approximating the size of the graphite particles in pig iron, Wilson has succeeded in obtaining good results.
Those made from No. 1 pig iron -- the most graphitic and costly -- broke more easily than those from No. 2, and so on until those made from No. 4 were tested, when the maximum strength was reached.
The deposits of this material in the form of graphitic limestone cover miles of territory, but more satisfactory processes for its concentration are needed to make it available for use, especially in the higher grades.
By urging the temperature, or by increasing the pressure at which the gases are led over the carbide, the free carbon appears in the graphitic condition; at lower temperatures and pressures, it is separated in the amorphous state.