Thermal properties that make graphite an excellent material for high temperature applications
Graphite’s most notable, and most unique property, has to be its incredible thermal properties. Not only does it conduct heat very well, but it also has impressive CTE (coefficients of thermal expansion) values , and the material is very difficult to melt, yielding an intensely high melting point. In fact, In technically, graphite has no melting point until you get to approximately 100 atmospheres. And at the point, the melting point is between 3,600-4,200°K, which is approximately 6,000-7,000°F. This is roughly two thirds the temperature of our sun’s photosphere. And much like carbon dioxide, the material goes directly from a solid state to a gaseous state. Therefore, carbon is certainly one of the go to materials when it comes to applications involving heat and heat transfers.
Graphite products such as graphite electrode, graphite block/rod, graphite powder, graphite crucible are produced for use in a wide variety of industries, including the automotive, aerospace, chemical, electrical, electronic, industrial mechanical, nuclear sectors and so on.