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ERIC Number: EJ1168979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Demonstrating the Curie Temperature in the Classroom
Williams, David; Banks, Octavia; Eichmeyer, Livia; Wu, Cherrin
Physics Education, v53 n2 Article 025010 Mar 2018
Recent GCSE and IGCSE specifications include reference to both permanent and induced magnetism, giving the opportunity for novel classroom demonstrations based on ferromagnetism and paramagnetism, and the transition between these phases. Ferromagnetic materials lose their magnetism if raised above their Curie Temperature, a specific temperature unique to each substance. The methods presented below describe demonstrations of this phase transition. The research was conducted in part by Year 11 students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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