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transition point

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Definition of transition point in English:

noun

Chemistry
The set of conditions of temperature and pressure at which different phases of the same substance can be in equilibrium.
Example sentences
  • Polymers have a glass transition point, a temperature below which their molecular chains are unable to move around each other freely.
  • Graphite behaves like a two-dimensional metal because there is a transition point between its valence band and conductance band known as the Fermi point.
  • Wet electrons, which occur on metal oxide surfaces, represent a transition point for electrons between solid and liquid states of matter.

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