Non-graphitizing Carbons

Tom Miles

Non-graphitizing Carbons
Peter J F Harris, The Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology, Elsevier, 2001

Abstract
It was demonstrated many years ago by Rosalind Franklin ( 1951) that carbons produced by the solid phase pyrolysis of organic materials fall into two distinct classes. The so-called ``graphitizing'' carbons tend to be soft and non-porous, with relatively high densities, and can be readily transformed into crystalline graphite by heating at temperatures in the range 2200-3000