# Is graphite a semiconductor?

arranged in a hexagonal structure. Graphene is a perfect electrical and thermal conductor due to the presence of delocalized electrons and lends the same properties to graphite due to which graphite is also classified as a good conductor. Note that graphite has been classified as a semiconductor but only in the ultrafast time scales (in the scale of femtoseconds ($10^{-15}\;s$)) during which it was seen to exhibit semi-conductor-like properties, by virtue of which it might find appropriate applications in future carbon-based electronic devices.