graphite graphite  /ˈɡræ ˌfaɪt/


  • (n) used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors



  1. Both systems employed graphite to moderate the nuclear reaction.
  2. When an rbmk reactor loses its water coolant the graphite remains in place and a nuclear reaction continues producing heat that, combined with oxygen, can set the graphite on fire.
  3. Built up in layers inside wooden framing, it took the shape of a doorknob the size of a two-car garage a flattened graphite ellipsoid 25 ft.


  1. Western Graphite Completes Phase I Program At Pure Flake Graphite Mine

    TORONTO, JUNE 20, 2013. Western Graphite Inc. (OTCBB: WSGP) is pleased to announce that Paul Gray has completed his reconnaissance, rock sampling and compilation work program on the PURE FLAKE Mineral ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Accesswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Sabre Graphite Corp. Announces Option Grant

    Sabre Graphite Corp. announces it has approved the grant of an aggregate of 1,350,000 options to its directors, officers, and consultants pursuant to its stock option plan, of which 1,200,000 were granted ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Graphite Software secures $4.4 million in Series A funding

    OTTAWA, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Graphite Software Corporation announced today that it has secured an initial round of financing of $4.4 million led by Celtic House Venture Partners.  Graphite Software is a mobile security start-up founded by industry veterans Paul Litva,...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

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  1. "Previously, scientists have been able to peel graphene sheets from graphite blocks, but they had no control over the size and location of the pieces when placing them on a surface," Chou said.
    on Dec 20, 2007 By: Stephen Chou Source: Princeton University

  2. The former secretary Hwang said, "In fact, I heard the plutonium (extracted) with a graphite reactor is unusable directly from the secretary of munitions manufacture. Before that, they had frequently asked me to find a way as secretary of...
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Hwang Jang Yop Source: 동아일보

  3. "I went back to wood for my last season (1998-99)," said Phoenix coach Wayne Gretzky, the NHL's career scoring leader. "Brett Hull once told me that pucks bounce off the graphite sticks a lot and players don't handle the puck as well as they...
    on Oct 13, 2007 By: Wayne Gretzky Source: Columbus Dispatch

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