## carbon electrode

Also contains definition of: graphite electrode
https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.C00829
An electrode for an electrical application. In its green state it comprises @G02682@ material bound with @P04677@. The @G02682@ material may be either @N04095@, fine-grained or @I03353@ @C01142@ or reclaimed @G02684@ powder. Electrodes for use in steel production can only be manufactured from @N04095@, and the green electrodes are fired at temperatures above around $$2800\ \text{K}$$ to produce highly @G02684@ electrodes. The other @G02682@ materials may be used for aluminium electrodes where the duty is not so severe, and the green electrodes are generally fired to lower temperatures.