Curie point


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Curie point

n.
A transition temperature marking a change in the magnetic or ferroelectric properties of a substance, especially the change from ferromagnetism to paramagnetism. Also called Curie temperature.

[After Pierre Curie.]

Curie point

or

Curie temperature

n
(General Physics) the temperature above which a ferromagnetic substance loses its ferromagnetism and becomes paramagnetic
[C20: named after Pierre Curie]

Cu′rie point`


n.
the temperature above which a ferromagnetic substance exhibits paramagnetism. Also called Cu′rie tem`perature.
[1920–25; after Pierre Curie]
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Noun1.Curie point - the temperature above which a ferromagnetic substance loses its ferromagnetism and becomes paramagnetic
temperature - the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)
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As magma cools down, the solidifying rock eventually passes through the Curie point and starts to become magnetized in the direction of Earth's magnetic field.
Chemical characterization of the organic matter in forest soils by Curie point pyrolysis-GC/MS and pyrolysis-field ionization mass spectrometry.
It is preferable for the magnetic material that is used in a magnetic refrigerator to have a Curie point close to room temperature, along with a large magnetocaloric effect.
In our research we measured the temperature dependencies from room temperature to temperature of Curie point.
Copolymers containing 50-80 mol% VDF are of special interest, because they exhibit a Curie point which is absent in pure PVDF and show a marked increase in polarization [11].
The Curie point is the temperature at which a material changes from a ferromagnetic to a paramagnetic state; this temperature is significant because a material will exhibit its greatest magnetocaloric effect near the Curie temperature.
This allows the TGA temperature to be calibrated with traceable melting point standards as opposed to Curie point materials and allows DTA information to be collected along with the weight loss data.