Sat July 14, 2012 By:

Does graphite possess thermal conductivity? Why?

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Sun July 15, 2012
Yes, graphite possess thermal conductivity. In the production of iron, graphite blocks are used to form part of the lining of the blast furnace. Its structural strength at temperature, thermal shock resistance, high thermal conductivity, low thermal expansion and good chemical resistance are of paramount importance in this application.  
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