Carbon Vitreous Powder

Carbon Vitreous Powder

Aritech manufacture and distribute worldwide the different shape and size of RVC foam of unique and repeatability properties by a patented technology on affordable prices for research and industrial applications in various sectors. Aritech RVC is a rigid, highly porous and permeable structure and has a controlled density of carbon per unit volume. The matrix of cells and ligaments is completely repeatable, regular, and uniform throughout the entirety of the material.

Materials Carbon Vitreous Powder
Stock No RVC-117-42
CAS 7440-44-0
Purity 99.9%
Appearance Black powder
Particle Size 200 nm to 45 microns (Full range in Nano and Micron size available)


Physical and Chemical Properties

Compression Strength 15-75 psi (0.10-0.52 MPa)
Tensile Strength 25-50 psi (0.17-0.34 MPa)
Shear Strength 4.4?103?psi (30.3 Mpa)
Mohs Hardness 6-7 Mohs
Specific Heat 0.3?BTU/lb??F (1.26?J/g??C)
Shear Modulus 4.4 ? 103?psi (30.3 MPa)
Modulus of Elasticity (Tension) 14.6 ? 103 psi (101.84 MPa)
Shear Modulus 4.4 ? 103 psi
Bulk Thermal Conductivity 0.021 – 0.029?BTU/ft ?hr??F (0.033 – 0.050?W/m??C)
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion At (0-100?C) 1.2 ? 10-6?in/in?F (2.2 ? 10-6 m/m?C)

At (100-1000?C) 1.8 ? 10-6 in/in?F (3.2 ? 10-6 m/m?C)

Bulk Resistivity 12.7 ? 10-2?ohm ? in (32.3 ? 10-2?ohm ? cm)
Temperature In air 500?C
Limitations Inert environment 3499?C




  • Porous Electrodes
    ? High-Temperature Insulation
    ? High-Temperature Oven Racking
    ? Filters
    ? Demisters
    ? Storage Batteries
    ? Scaffolds
    ? Semiconductor Manufacturing
    ? Acoustic Control?

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, for electrodes in polarography.

Vitreous Carbon Foam has an open pore structure and extremely high porosity, giving a high surface area and low resistance to fluid flow. It is chemically inert in non-oxidising environments over a wide temperature range, maintains strength at high temperatures and is thermally insulating yet electrically conducting. Applications include use as porous electrodes, thermal insulation, filtration, substrate support and acoustic control.

Unique Features:

  • Low Density
  • High Temperature Stability
  • High Strength to Weight Ratio
  • High Surface area to Volume Ratio
  • isotropic load response
  • controlled stress-strain Characteristic
  • controlled density of carbon per unit volume
  • completely repeatable, regular, and uniform
  • Thermally Insulating
  • Highly electrically conductive
  • Low Thermal expansion
  • High Quality RVC Density

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