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Joule-Thomson effect

[jool-tom-suh n, joul-] /ˈdʒulˈtɒm sən, ˈdʒaʊl-/
noun, Thermodynamics
1.
the change of temperature that a gas exhibits during a throttling process, shown by passing the gas through a small aperture or porous plug into a region of low pressure.
Compare free expansion.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; named after J. P. Joule and Sir W. Thomson
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Joule-Thomson effect

noun
1.
a change in temperature of a thermally insulated gas when it is forced through a small hole or a porous material. For each gas there is a temperature of inversion above which the change is positive and below which it is negative Also called Joule-Kelvin effect
Word Origin
C20: named after James Prescott Joule and Sir William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
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