Curie point

noun

1
: the temperature at which there is a transition between the ferromagnetic and paramagnetic phases
2
: a temperature at which the anomalies that characterize a ferroelectric substance disappear

called also Curie temperature

Examples of Curie point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the tip cools below its Curie point, it is magnetized by virtue of the field from the nearby movable magnet, which is then drawn to it, closing the switch and reapplying power. IEEE Spectrum, 27 Oct. 2017 It’s based on the physics of ferromagnetic materials, which lose their magnetism when heated above a certain temperature, known as the Curie point. IEEE Spectrum, 27 Oct. 2017 The point at which this occurs is known as the Curie point. Chris Holt, Discover Magazine, 31 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Curie point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Curie%20point. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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