Crystal Structure

Crystal Structure

The basic units of the graphite crystal - six hexagonally arranged carbon atoms - form two-dimensional lattices that interact with each other. This crystal structure results in a number of special properties that make graphite a raw material with a great variety of applications. These properties predestine the "black gold" for a great variety of applications: Excellent electric and thermal conductivity, outstanding lubrication properties, high resistance to temperature and oxidation, and the ability to form intercalation compounds.