Curie-point

Curie point

noun Physics.
the temperature beyond that at which a ferromagnetic substance exhibits paramagnetism.
Also called Curie temperature.


Origin:
1920–25; named after Pierre Curie

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Curie point or Curie temperature
 
n
the temperature above which a ferromagnetic substance loses its ferromagnetism and becomes paramagnetic
 
[C20: named after Pierre Curie]
 
Curie temperature or Curie temperature
 
n
 
[C20: named after Pierre Curie]

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Curie point  
The temperature at which a phase change in the magnetic or ferroelectric properties of a substance occurs, especially the change from ferromagnetism to paramagnetism that occurs with increasing temperature. Also called Curie temperature. See also magnetic reversal, state of matter.

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