Overview

absolute zero


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Zero of thermodynamic temperature (0 kelvin) and the lowest temperature theoretically attainable. It is the temperature at which the kinetic energy of atoms and molecules is minimal. It is equivalent to –273.15°C or –459.67°F. See also zero-point energy.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics.


Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »


Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.