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Synonyms for graphite

used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors

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Researchers at West Virginia University estimate that 500 new 100GW pebble reactors will be installed in the US by 2020 with an estimated graphite requirement of 400,000 tonnes.
The addition of graphite into the molding sand or through the application of a release agent sway allows smaller castings to take advantage of the properties found in the graphite to replace the need for the generation of lustrous carbon.
Chapter Four Graphite Heat Exchanger Production by Regions By Technology By Applications 2010-2015
In addition to the swing weight, there's another factor when buying graphite - torque.
Brief characteristics of standing of world market of natural graphite
While the nuclear-power industry has changed the type of reactors in use, it still must dispose of some 150,000 tons of irradiated graphite as defunct reactors are dismantled.
When reactivated, it is estimated the Kearney Mine will process approximately one million tonnes of ore per year while producing 20,000 tonnes of natural, large flake, high carbon graphite concentrate.
Campoona Graphite Shaft samples recorded 30% crystalline graphite ranging to 250om (US 60 mesh and classified as Large flake graphite) with an average length of 100om (US 140 mesh).
Too much excess Mn can cause graphite coarsening, pearlite refinement, and undesirable grain boundary conditions, resulting in a loss in strength and a decrease in iron density.
Beebe acknowledges a "very small probability" that his team's observations resulted from unexpected DNA contamination on the supposedly naked graphite.
Today the Indian graphite industry has come up as a rather competitive player.
The Global Special Graphite Industry Report 2015 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the special graphite industry.
In addition to the Sugarloaf graphite deposit, Archer has a 100% interest in all minerals other than uranium on nearby EL4693 Wildhorse Plains covering 816km2 and EL3653 Elbow Hill covering a further 79km2.
These graphite platelets can be exceptionally fine and even difficult to see during microstructural examinations at 100X The specimen must be well-polished and viewed at 400-500X to discern these platelets.
Using as evidence the measured ratios of the isotopes carbon-12 and carbon-13 in the graphite grains, the researchers argue tht the graphite may have formed in the outflows from carbon-rich, red-giant stars or in the envelope of matter abruptly expelled when a star rapidly brightens to become a nova.