Natural graphite is a metal. The layers are stacked together via van der Waals interactions and can be exfoliated into thin 2D layers.
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.
|Crystal size||~1 mm|
|Unit cell parameters||a = b =0.246, c = 0.667 nm, α = β = 90°, γ =120°|
|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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