synthetic graphite
A material consisting of @[email protected] which has been obtained by graphitizing of @[email protected] by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) from hydrobcarbons at temperatures above \(2500\ \text{K}\), by @[email protected] of thermally @[email protected] carbides or by crystallizing from metal melts supersaturated with carbon.
The term @[email protected] is often used as a synonym for synthetic @[email protected] The term synthetic @[email protected] is preferred, however, since @[email protected] crystals can be considered to consist of carbon macromolecules. Although the term synthetic @[email protected] also covers the CVD product @[email protected] as well as the residues of carbide @[email protected], it is predominantly used for @[email protected] Such common use is in line with the above definition. Synonyms for this most important type of synthetic @[email protected] are @[email protected] and @[email protected]
PAC, 1995, 67, 473. (Recommended terminology for the description of carbon as a solid (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 505 [Terms] [Paper]