graphite whiskers

Also contains definition of: carbon whiskers
Thin, approximately cylindrical filaments in which @G02683@ are arranged in a scroll-like manner. There is, at least in part, a regular stacking of the layers as in the @G02684@ lattice, giving rise to h,k,l, X-ray reflections. The physical properties of @G02684@ whiskers approach, along the cylinder axis, those of @G02684@.
If there is, due to misalignment of the layers caused by their bending, no three-dimensional stacking order as in @G02684@, the term carbon whiskers should be used. @G02684-1@ whiskers and carbon whiskers should be distinguished from more disordered @F02362@.
PAC, 1995, 67, 473. (Recommended terminology for the description of carbon as a solid (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 492 [Terms] [Paper]