Graphite Consists of Layered Carbon Atoms (image) Helmholtz Association Caption Graphite consists of layered carbon atoms. A metal particle bores into the graphite sample from the edges of these layers. Credit (Photo: KIT) Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.