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Graphite Powder

Graphite Powder
Product No NRE-8021
CAS No. 7782-42-5
Formula C
Molecular Weight 12.01g/mol
APS <10 um (Can be Customized)
Purity 99.95%
Color black
Density 2.2 g/mL at 25 °C
Melting Point 3652-3697 °C(lit.)
Boiling Point 4830°C

Graphite Powder

Graphite powder has a wide range of applications due to its unique properties, including high electrical and thermal conductivity, lubrication properties, chemical stability, and more. Some common applications of graphite powder include:

Lubrication: Graphite powder is an excellent dry lubricant due to its low friction properties. It is often used in applications where traditional oil-based lubricants are not suitable, such as in high-temperature environments.

Electrical applications: Graphite is used as a conductive material in various electrical components, including electrodes, and brushes, and as a filler in composites to enhance electrical conductivity.

Thermal management: Graphite is used in thermal management applications, such as in heat sinks, thermal pastes, and coatings for electronic devices and high-temperature environments.

Refractories and crucibles: Graphite is used in the production of refractory materials and crucibles, which are essential in high-temperature industrial processes like metal casting and glass manufacturing.

Powder metallurgy: Graphite is used as a mold-release agent and as a powder in the production of metal and ceramic parts through powder metallurgy techniques.

Foundry operations: Graphite is used as a parting agent and mold release agent in foundry operations to help separate castings from molds easily.

Coatings and paints: Graphite can be used as a pigment or filler in various coatings and paints to provide electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance, and lubrication properties.

Friction materials: Graphite is used in the production of friction materials, such as brake linings and clutch plates, to reduce wear and improve performance.

Batteries: Graphite powder is a key component in lithium-ion batteries, where it is used as the anode material due to its ability to store and release lithium ions.

Aerospace and defense: Graphite powder is used in aerospace and defense applications for its lightweight and high-temperature properties. It can be found in aircraft components, missile systems, and rocket nozzles.

Nuclear industry: Graphite is used as a moderator and structural material in certain types of nuclear reactors due to its ability to slow down and control nuclear reactions.

Additive manufacturing (3D printing): Graphite powder can be used as a feedstock material in additive manufacturing processes to create parts with unique properties, such as high thermal conductivity.

Sealing and gasket materials: Graphite powder is often incorporated into gasket and sealing materials to create effective and durable seals in high-temperature and high-pressure environments.

Carbon brushes: Graphite brushes are commonly used in electric motors and generators to provide electrical contact with rotating components, as they have good electrical conductivity and wear resistance.

Art and writing: Graphite powder is used in the production of pencils and drawing materials, and it is also used in various artistic applications.