What is Graphite?
Graphite is a common allotrope of carbon and is distinctively the most stable form of carbon (even more so than diamond) under standard conditions. It is unique in that it has properties of both a metal and a non-metal: it is flexible but not elastic, has a high thermal and electrical conductivity, and is highly refractory and chemically inert. Graphite has a low adsorption of X-rays and neutrons making it a particularly useful material in nuclear applications.
Graphite has a melting point similar to that of diamond of around 3600°C, at which point it sublimes rather than melting.
Tirupati Graphite PLC (LON:TGR) is a fully integrated specialist graphite and graphene producer, with operations in Madagascar and India, with a vision of developing a world-leading benchmark flake graphite company.