Natural graphite

Natural graphite Natural graphite is a metal. The layers are stacked together via van der Waals interactions and can be exfoliated into thin 2D layers. To buy Natural graphite crystals please click here.

The natural crystals have a typical shape of ~0.1 cm, and have a metallic appearance. A selection of peer review publications on the natural graphite can be found below.

Natural graphite crystal properties
Crystal size ~1 mm
Electrical properties Metal
Crystal structure Hexagonal
Unit cell parameters a = b =0.246, c = 0.667 nm, α = β = 90°, γ =120°
Type Natural crystal
Purity >99.98 %
Characterized by XRD, Raman, EDX
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The single crystal Natural graphite is characterized using:

XRD: single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction (D8 Venture Bruker and D8 Advance Bruker)
EDX: Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy for stoichiometric analysis
Raman: 785 nm Raman system

Raman, XRD and EDX on natural graphite:

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X-ray diffraction on a single crystal natural graphite aligned along the (001) plane. XRD was performed at room temperature using a D8 Venture Bruker.

Raman spectrum of a single crystal natural graphite. Measurement was performed with a 785 nm Raman system at room temperature.

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Natural graphite

1. Zhang, R., et al. "Realization of a non-markov chain in a single 2D mineral RRAM." Science Bulletin 66.16 (2021): 1634-1640.

2. Kang, S., et al. "Pulsed laser ablation based synthetic route for nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots using graphite flakes." Applied Surface Science 506 (2020): 144998.

3. Zhang, Y., et al. "MnPS 3 spin-flop transition-induced anomalous Hall effect in graphite flake via van der Waals proximity coupling." Nanoscale 12.45 (2020): 23266-23273.

4. Bohm, S., et al. "Graphene production by cracking." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 379.2203 (2021): 20200293.


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