Skip to content

Are Both Diamond and Graphite Carbon?

If you are looking for high-quality products, please feel free to contact us and send an inquiry, email:

Carbon is an element found in every part of the Earth’s crust. The role of carbon in life is crucial. Human production and existence are interdependent.

diamonds will remain forever

Diamond is nature’s hardest substance. Its hardness equals that of 8-times that of quartz and 4x that of corundum.

How is diamond so hard?

There was already a written record of diamond as far back as the 1st Century AD. For the next 1,600 years however, no one knew the exact composition of diamond. The “material” which made diamonds was only discovered by scientists in the second decade of the 18th Century.

Lavoisier (1743-1794), a French Chemist, conducted experiments in the 1970s to make carbon dioxide gas. This is an amalgamation of carbon and carbon. substance. This is because diamond contains carbon. These tests proved that diamond’s material is actually carbon.

It is not possible to explain the high hardness of diamond despite knowing that diamonds are composed of carbon. For example, graphite was used as the pencil lead. The composition also contains carbon. However, graphite can be softer than human nails and is therefore a more versatile mineral.

How are graphite, diamond, and graphite different?

William Bragg, a British physicist (1862-1942), answered this question only in 1913. Bragg’s son and his father used X-rays for diamonds observation and to examine the arrangement of atoms within diamond crystals. It was found that every carbon atom in the diamond crystal is closely combined with all the other 4 carbons atoms. This creates a dense, three-dimensional structure. This unique structure has never before been seen in other minerals. This structure is also 1.5 times more dense than graphite, making diamonds 3.5g/cm. Diamonds are the most hardened because of their dense structure. Also, diamonds are formed from carbon atoms.

Synthetic Diamond

It is also the hardest material in nature. Diamond has many industrial applications, including high-hard drilling tools, fine abrasive materials and wire drawing dens. Also, it is used in many precision instruments.

Also, diamond has exceptional physical properties like super-hardness. It is also resistant to heat, wear, heat sensitivity and thermal conductivity. The “king of diamond hardness” is its most prominent attribute. The angle for diamond crystals is 54deg 45′ 8. The USA used graphite in 1950s to make synthetic diamonds. Synthetic diamonds are now widely used in life and production. Although it is difficult to produce large quantities of diamonds (such large particles make natural diamonds extremely valuable), people can still create diamond films.

Graphite Graphite Graphite a dark gray opaque solid in fine scale with metallic luster. It’s soft and feels greasy. The material has good electrical conductivity. Graphite is made up of carbon atoms that are tightly bonded in a planar layer structure. Because the bonds between layers are relatively weak, it’s easy to slip and tear apart between layers. Main functions: making pencils, electrodes, tram cables, etc.

Fullerene was discovered as a crystal form carbon in 1985, after graphite, diamond and linear carbon. Fullerene has been recently discovered as an industrial material. Fullerene has a harder hardness than diamonds and a greater degree of stiffness than steel.

It has a 100-fold stronger magnet, can conduct electricity and weighs only one sixth of the copper.

They are sometimes called carbon nanotubes, bucky tube or columnar molecules. It is aromatic, dissolves in benzene and is sauce red. This can be done by using the resistance heating of graphite rods, or the arc method to evaporate it. C60 can become super-lubricant due to its lubricity. C60 is metal-doped and has potential to be a superconducting substance. C60 could also be used as a semiconductor, catalyst, and in medicine.

(aka. Technology Co. Ltd. (aka. The graphite granule that our company makes is of high purity. It has a small particle size, and low impurity. We can help you if your requirements are lower.

Inquiry us