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