Néel temperature


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Néel temperature

[′nā·el ′tem·prə·chər]
(solid-state physics)
A temperature, characteristic of certain metals, alloys, and salts, below which spontaneous nonparalleled magnetic ordering takes place so that they become antiferromagnetic, and above which they are paramagnetic. Also known as Néel point.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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