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What is the Curie point of a material?

As the temperature of a ferromagnetic material is increased, it can eventually become paramagnetic (see “Atoms and Molecules” for a discussion of ferromagnetism and paramagnetism). The temperature above which it becomes paramagnetic is called the Curie point. This is actually also a phase transition, though it’s not one that’s easy to see with our eyes, such as when water freezes or evaporates.


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