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What is flake graphite?

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What is flake graphite?
Natural flake graphite is formed by carbon materials under high pressure and high temperature. Carbon source materials can be either organic or inorganic, although most commercially sourced flake graphite comes from organic sediments. The required pressure is usually greater than 1 gigappa (75,000 psi) and the required temperature is usually greater than 750 degrees Celsius (1380 degrees Fahrenheit).
Because naturally flabby graphite is formed when carbon is deposited under pressure and temperature, graphite is most often found in metamorphic rocks, where the sediments are fairly evenly distributed. Graphite is divided into large, large, medium and fine sheets.
Depending on the use, the purity and/or size of natural flake graphite may be more important. The spheroidal graphite industry needs large particle size and high purity flake graphite, while the refractory industry is mainly concerned with flake size.
How does natural flake graphite compare with other natural graphite?
The mass and size of flake graphite varies, which is partly why it is useful in a variety of different applications. It is also abundant in natural graphite and is purchased in many countries around the world.
What are the good uses of flake graphite?
While the spherical and refractory industries require natural flake graphite, the largest buyer of this form of natural graphite is the automotive industry. Specifically, demand for flake graphite from electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicle manufacturers has increased significantly in the past few years.
Almost any green car or truck requires sheets of graphite to run. Graphite is a key component in lithium-ion batteries used in electric and hybrid cars and has also been found in fuel cells. In fact, fuel cells require more sheets of graphite than lithium-ion batteries.
Flake graphite is also used in vanadium REDOX batteries and nuclear reactors. Vanadium REDOX cells use the chemistry of vanadium and graphite to reliably store excess energy over long periods of time. Nuclear reactors enclose uranium in large graphite spheres.

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