A material consisting of graphitic carbon which has been obtained by graphitizing of non-graphitic carbon by chemical vapour deposition (CVD
) from hydrobcarbons at temperatures above 2500 K, by decomposition of thermally unstable carbides or by crystallizing from metal melts supersaturated with carbon.
The term @A00460@ is often used as a synonym for synthetic @G02684@. The term synthetic @G02684@ is preferred, however, since @G02684@ crystals can be considered to consist of carbon macromolecules. Although the term synthetic @G02684@ also covers the CVD product @P04964@ as well as the residues of carbide @D01547@, it is predominantly used for @G02693@. Such common use is in line with the above definition. Synonyms for this most important type of synthetic @G02684@ are @A00068@ and @E01967@.
PAC, 1995, 67, 473. 'Recommended terminology for the description of carbon as a solid (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)' on page 505 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199567030473)