High Purity Graphite

High purity graphite - nature versus science

The usefulness of high purity graphite meant that being able to create this material in a laboratory was of great interest to countries like the United States, which required it for manufacturing but were not able to mine it themselves, at least not commercially. In the late 19th century, Edward Goodrich Acheson invented a process to create graphite out of carborundum. The importance of his many achievements, including this one, led to Acheson being recognized both by his home state of Pennsylvania and also by the National Inventors Hall of Fame in the United States.

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