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Term:

Curie Temperature

Definition:

Also known as the Curie point, is the critical point where a material’s intrinsic magnetic moments change direction. Materials have different structure of intrinsic magnetic moments that depend on temperature. The Curie temperature can also be used to describe the temperature where a material’s spontaneous electric polarization changes to induced electric polarization or the reverse upon reduction of the temperature below the Curie temperature.

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2016