decoupling

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decoupling

[dē′kəp·liŋ]
(electricity)
Preventing transfer or feedback of energy from one circuit to another.

decoupling

The separating of building elements to reduce the transfer of heat, sound, or physical loads from one element to another.
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The image of the blobs--frozen at the time of last scattering and carried by the escaping photons--reveals the incontrovertible conditions that created the universe, as if God left a message for us to discover.
After the last scattering, while CMB carried a frozen image of the baby universe, the primordial blobs themselves continued to evolve.
Called the surface of last scattering, that sphere has a radius equal to the speed of light multiplied by the travel time since those photons' last interaction with matter.