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Curie-Weiss law

[ kyoor-ee-wahys, -vahys ]
/ ˈkyʊər iˈwaɪs, -ˈvaɪs /
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noun Physics.

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.

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Origin of Curie-Weiss law

Named after P. Curie and Pierre Weiss (1865–1940), French physicist
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Curie-Weiss law
/ (ˈkjʊərɪˈwaɪs, -ˈvaɪs) /

noun

the principle that the magnetic susceptibility of a paramagnetic substance is inversely proportional to the difference between its temperature and its Curie point

Word Origin for Curie-Weiss law

C20: named after Pierre Curie and Pierre-Ernest Weiss (died 1940), French physicist
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