[kyoo r-ee-wahys, -vahys]
- the law that the susceptibility of a paramagnetic substance is inversely proportional to the difference of its temperature and the Curie point and that the substance ceases to be paramagnetic below the Curie point.
Origin of Curie-Weiss law
named after P. Curie and Pierre Weiss (1865–1940), French physicist
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- the principle that the magnetic susceptibility of a paramagnetic substance is inversely proportional to the difference between its temperature and its Curie point
C20: named after Pierre Curie and Pierre-Ernest Weiss (died 1940), French physicist
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