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adj. - Containing or resembling a steel-gray or black mineral that contains carbon.

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  • Most of the carbon in cast iron is in a form like graphite, which is almost pure carbon, and is therefore called graphitic carbon.
  • Once the area has been allocated, a prospecting pit is excavated to depths of 30-50 metres until the graphitic zone has been encountered.
  • The soft portion of the same casting weighed 447¾ lb. per cubic foot, and contained 34.5 per cent. of carbon -- 31.5 being graphitic and 3.5 combined.
  • Silicon anodes have a higher energy-storage capacity than conventional graphite because the material can take up 10 times more lithium by weight than graphitic carbon. for more
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