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Vitreous Carbon

Vitreous or glassy carbon is a form of pure carbon produced by the thermal decomposition of a three-dimensionally crosslinked polymer. It has a high flexural strength. The zero open porosity gives a low permeability to gases. Glassy carbon has excellent resistance to a wide range of aggressive chemical environments and can, therefore, be used as an alternative material to precious metals for laboratory equipment and, for example, electrodes in polarography.

Characteristics of vitreous carbon include:

  • High-temperature resistance
  • Good electrical conductivity
  • High purity
  • Excellent corrosion resistance

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Buy standard Vitreous Carbon products online

Goodfellow also offers a range of standard, semi-finished forms in our online catalog. To see our catalog, please follow the link below.

Vitreous Carbon 1000C (C)

Vitreous Carbon 3000C (C)

The links below provide comparative physical, mechanical, thermal, electrical and chemical properties for a range of typical ceramic/glass materials. If the material or property you are interested in is not shown please call us or send us a message.

Glass PDF Data Table

Goodfellow Ceramic and Glass Division is able to supply a wide range of ceramic and glass materials as finished components. Our capabilities range from custom-made precision microcomponents with very high tolerance features to large heavy-duty components used in industrial applications. Additionally, standard semi-finished forms such as tubes, rods, bars, plates, crucibles and spheres are often available from our wide inventory. Please contact us with full details of your requirements, including drawings where available, and we will review and respond with a quotation as soon as possible.