curie point

The temperature at which a body loses (by heating) or preserves (by cooling) its permanent magnetization. As rocks cool, the electromagnetic field aligns magnetic minerals in the magma, and their orientation is preserved as the rocks cool below the Curie point.

Glossary of volcanic terms. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. . 2001.

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  • Curie point — n. the temperature at which the magnetic properties of a substance change from ferromagnetic to paramagnetic, usually lower than the substance s melting point: also Curie temperature …   English World dictionary

  • Curie point — The Curie point (Tc), or Curie temperature, is a term in physics and materials science, named after Pierre Curie (1859 1906), and refers to a characteristic property of a ferromagnetic or piezoelectric material. Curie point in ferromagnetic… …   Wikipedia

  • Curie point — Physics. the temperature beyond that at which a ferromagnetic substance exhibits paramagnetism. Also called Curie temperature. [1920 25; named after Pierre CURIE] * * * ▪ physics also called  Curie Temperature,         temperature at which… …   Universalium

  • Curie point — noun the temperature above which a ferromagnetic substance loses its ferromagnetism and becomes paramagnetic • Syn: ↑Curie temperature • Hypernyms: ↑temperature * * * noun or curie temperature Usage: usually capitalized C …   Useful english dictionary

  • Curie point — Kiuri taškas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Curie point vok. Curie Punkt, m rus. точка Кюри, f pranc. point de Curie, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Curie point — Cu′rie point n. phs the temperature above which a ferromagnetic substance exhibits paramagnetism. Also called Cu′rie tem perature • Etymology: 1920–25; after Pierre Curie …   From formal English to slang

  • Curie point — noun Date: 1911 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • curie point — /ˈkjuri pɔɪnt/ (say kyoohree poynt) noun the temperature at which a ferromagnetic substance becomes merely paramagnetic. {named in honour of Pierre Curie} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Curie point — Смотри температура Кюри …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • Curie point — Смотри точка Кюри …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

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