# critical exponent

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## critical exponent

[′krid·ə·kəl ik′spō·nənt]
(thermodynamics)
A parameter n that characterizes the temperature dependence of a thermodynamic property of a substance near its critical point; the temperature dependence has the form | T-Tc | n , where T is the temperature and Tc is the critical temperature.
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Aloson, Multiplicity of solutions for elliptic problems with critical exponent or with a nonsymmetric term, Trans.
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Rocha, Four solutions of an inhomogeneous elliptic equation with critical exponent and singular term, Nonlinear Anal.
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2cr] are the critical volume fractions (the percolation thresholds) at which the components become partially continuous and q is the critical exponent.
p] is the loss tangent of the polymer matrix and r = t- 2q is a critical exponent (7).
can be used to describe the viscosity as a function of temperature and extent of reaction by using a temperature and conversion dependent critical exponent.
Objective: A paradigm example of precise predictions in complex systems is the universal scaling of correlation functions close to phase transitions, with their associated critical exponents.

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