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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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.
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.