graphitic carbon
All varieties of substances consisting of the element carbon in the allotropic form of graphite 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 (