Carbon and Graphites Review

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Carbon and Graphites Review

Carbon and graphites: The primary limitations of bulk carbon are low tensile strength and lack of ductility. However, their high thermal and oxidation stabilities at temperatures of 500 to 600C (932 to 1112F) (higher with additives) enable use at high temperatures and high sliding speeds. For graphitic carbons in dry conditions, the wear rate increases with temperature. This condition is exacerbated when adsorbed moisture inhibits transfer film formation. Furthermore, dusting may also cause failure at high temperatures and sliding speeds. However, additives are available to inhibit dusting.

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