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Behaviour of Well-oriented Graphite at Very High Temperatures

Naturevolume 193pages571572 (1962) | Download Citation



COMMENT has previously been made about the remarkable anisotropy of properties of graphite such as the thermo-electric power1, the electrical resistivity2 and various other physical properties3. The development of techniques for preparing fairly large pieces of well-oriented graphite has opened the way for investigating other consequences of the anisotropy, some of which are particularly relevant for work at temperatures above 3,000° C. Two kinds of well-oriented graphite can be utilized as susceptor crucibles in induction furnaces designed to work under extremely clean conditions4.

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    Blackman, L., Dundas, P., and Ubbelohde, A. R., Proc. Roy. Soc., A, 255, 293 (1960).

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    Ubbelohde, A. R., Proc. Conf. Carbon (in the press).

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    Ubbelohde, A. R., and Lewis, F. A., Graphite and its Crystal Gompounds (Oxford Univ. Press, 1960).

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    Blackman, L., Dundas, P., Moore, A. W., and Ubbelohde, A. R., Brit. J. App. Phys., 12, 377 (1961).

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    Kingery, W. D., Proc. Fourth Carbon Conf., Buffalo, 457 (Pergamon Press, 1960).

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  1. Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, S.W.7

    • , D. A. YOUNG
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