Definition of graphitize in English:

graphitize

Line breaks: graph¦it|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈgrafɪtʌɪz
 
/
(also graphitise)

verb

technical
  • Convert or be converted into graphite: [with object]: the white iron is not only graphitized, but the carbon is also largely removed [no object]: diamond at room temperature shows no tendency to graphitize
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    • However, the local occurrence of poorly graphitized carbonaceous material in amphibolite-facies rocks supports the idea that graphitization is not simply due to increasing temperature and pressure.
    • Chromium is primarily added to offset the graphitizing effects of nickel and silicon in types A, B, and C alloys, ranges from 1.4 to 3.5%. Chromium content must be increased with increasing section size.
    • Chromium is included in these alloys, at levels from 1.4 to 4% to ensure that the irons will solidify with carbides to counteract the graphitizing effect of nickel.

Derivatives

graphitization

Pronunciation: /ˌgrafɪtʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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  • The second step consists of holding at 900 to 970°C; this step is called first-stage graphitization.
  • This may be the case for the sedimentary carbonaceous material identified at Macraes, which shows a greater degree of graphitization than would be predicted for the local metamorphic grade.
  • The drop in hardness accompanying secondary graphitization produces a corresponding reduction in tensile and fatigue strength as well.

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