AXF-5Q Graphite 

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Particle size 5 µm (200 µin)
Pore size 0.8 µm (32 µin)
Total porosity 20% volume
Open porosity 80% of total
Apparent density 1.78 g/cm3 (0.064 lb/in3)
Compressive strength 138 MPa (20,000 psi)
Flexural strength1 86 MPa (12,500 psi)
Tensile strength2 62 MPa (9,000 psi)
Shore hardness 74
Electrical resistivity 1470 µΩ-cm (580 µΩ-in)
Thermal conductivity 95 W/m-K (55 Btu-ft/hr/ft2°F)
Oxidation threshold3 450°C (840°F)

1Measured using four-point bend method. 2Estimated at 70% of flexural strength. 3Temperature that results in 1% wt. loss in 24 hours. Oxidation threshold increases by approximately 100°C if graphite is purified. Test sample size equals 0.5" x 0.5" x 1.0".

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