Definition of supercritical
: being or having a temperature above a critical temperature supercritical fluid
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Like, the turbine blades, which need to be designed to work efficiently with the not quite liquid, not quite vapor consistency of supercritical CO2.
The turbine also has to work at the high pressures and temperatures required for supercritical CO2.
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