decoupling

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decoupling

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