graphitic carbon
All varieties of substances consisting of the element carbon in the allotropic form of @[email protected] irrespective of the presence of structural defects.
The use of the term graphitic carbon is justified if three-dimensional hexagonal crystalline long-range order can be detected in the material by @[email protected] methods, independent of the @[email protected] and the homogeneity of distribution of such crystalline domains. Otherwise, the term @[email protected] should be used.
PAC, 1995, 67, 473. (Recommended terminology for the description of carbon as a solid (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 493 [Terms] [Paper]