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An 'artificially produced' solid body which consists mainly of carbonaceous material in a distinct shape.
Note:
Sometimes this term is also used for artificially (in the sense of technically) produced non-shaped carbon materials such as coke, blacks, etc. This application of the term carbon artifact is not recommended. Synonyms to the term carbon artifact are: 'artificial carbon article' or 'artificial carbon body'.
Source:
PAC, 1995, 67, 473 (Recommended terminology for the description of carbon as a solid (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 479
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by: Miloslav Nic, Jiri Jirat, Bedrich Kosata, ICT Prague, Czech Republic
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