paramagnetism


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Related to paramagnetism: ferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism, diamagnetism

par·a·mag·net·ic

 (păr′ə-măg-nĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Relating to or being a substance in which an induced magnetic field is parallel and proportional to the intensity of the magnetizing field but is much weaker than in ferromagnetic materials.

par′a·mag·net′i·cal·ly adv.
par′a·mag′net·ism (-măg′nĭ-tĭz′əm) n.

paramagnetism

(ˌpærəˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm)
n
(General Physics) physics the phenomenon exhibited by substances that have a relative permeability slightly greater than unity and a positive susceptibility. The effect is due to the alignment of unpaired spins of electrons in atoms of the material. Compare diamagnetism, ferromagnetism
paramagnetic adj
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Noun1.paramagnetism - materials like aluminum or platinum become magnetized in a magnetic field but it disappears when the field is removed
magnetic attraction, magnetic force, magnetism - attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force
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The elastic-magnetic formula also applies to materials for which magnetic fields induce a weak attraction known as paramagnetism.
It is important to distinguish three essential concepts related to magnetism in materials, which are: ferromagnetism, paramagnetism and diamagnetism.
He achieved the worlds first crystal growth of III-V ferromagnetic compound semiconductors, building models of ferromagnetic expression in compound semiconductors, controlling phase transitions between ferromagnetism and paramagnetism, and proposing and demonstrating many different new components consisting of ferromagnetic semiconductors.
He achieved the world's first crystal growth of III-V ferromagnetic compound semiconductors, building models of ferromagnetic expression in compound semiconductors, controlling phase transitions between ferromagnetism and paramagnetism, and proposing and demonstrating many different new components consisting of ferromagnetic semiconductors.