Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1817-3020 (Print)
ISSN 2542-193X (Online)


Spheroidal Graphite – Unique Morphological Formation of Carbon

Spheroidal graphite is little-known form of graphite. It is known that its presence affects the properties of gray cast iron post, typical steels. Research evidence that the spheroidal graphite is a unique layered spiral system of micro-and nanostructures, the inhomogeneous phase composition, structure and elemental composition with predominantly periodic alternation of closely spaced layers. Such systems can have properties and their combinations significantly different than the individual micro-and nanoparticles and composites based on them.