the temperature beyond that at which a ferromagnetic substance exhibits paramagnetism.
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Also called Curie temperature.
Origin of Curie point
First recorded in 1920–25; named after Pierre Curie
Words nearby Curie point
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British Dictionary definitions for Curie point
the temperature above which a ferromagnetic substance loses its ferromagnetism and becomes paramagnetic
Word Origin for Curie point
C20: named after Pierre Curie
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Scientific definitions for 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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