mechanocaloric effect


mech·​a·​no·​caloric effect
: a change of temperature by produced mechanical means
specifically : a fluctuation in liquid helium II at the point where the capillary film emerges from the parent liquid compare superfluid

Word History


mechan- + caloric

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“Mechanocaloric effect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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