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Structure of Graphite

Nature volume 159, pages 637638 (10 May 1947) | Download Citation



THE recent communication in Nature1 by J. Gibson directing attention to new extra lines in the X-ray powder diffraction pattern of graphite led us to re-examine a number of photographs of purified natural and artificial graphites taken some time ago. There appeared to be no extra lines in the positions observed by Gibson, although there were some exceedingly faint ones in other positions.

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  1. British Coal Utilisation Research Association, (at the Crystallographic Laboratory, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge).

    • J. B. NELSON
  2. Crystallographic Laboratory, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.

    • D. P. RILEY


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