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non-graphitizable carbon

A non-graphitic carbon which cannot be transformed into graphitic carbon solely by high-temperature treatment up to 3300 K under atmospheric pressure or lower pressure.
The term non-graphitizable is limited to the result of heat treatment without additional influence of foreign matter or neutron radiation. Non-graphitizable carbon can be transformed into graphitic carbon by a high-temperature process via intermediate dissolution in foreign matter and precipitation under high pressure or by radiation damage.
PAC, 1995, 67, 473 (Recommended terminology for the description of carbon as a solid (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 498
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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