from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective 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.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Assuming, when freely suspended between the poles of a horseshoe magnet, a position in a line from one pole to the other: magnetic in contradistinction to diamagnetic. See
- Of higher permeability than air.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Physics) Having or exhibiting paramagnetism; -- opposed to
diamagneticand contrasted with ferromagnetic.
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- adjective physics exhibiting
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- adjective of or relating to a paramagnet
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The former he called paramagnetic and the latter diamagnetic bodies.
The Story of Electricity John Munro 1889
"I think they may have very light bodies," Tom said, "and be highly paramagnetic."
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It is malleable, ductile, and slightly paramagnetic.
The first physics with this characteristic was advanced by Pierre Curie as a way to understand phase transitions between ferromagnetic and paramagnetic properties of metals with temperature variation.
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She used innovative technologies — mass spectrometer, nuclear magnetic resonance, and electronic paramagnetic resonance — to elucidate organic reactions.
Mildred Cohn. 2009
Starting around 1994, we have also been exploring microscopic magnetic traps for the manipulation of cold paramagnetic atoms.
If the oligopolistic competition has power-law falloff and there is increased local competition among agents, then the model has a rich phase diagram with an antiferromagnetic checkerboard state, striped states and maze-like states with varying widths, and finally a paramagnetic state.
Strange Science 2005
Other cool-sounding words: stereoselective, nitroxide, paramagnetic.
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The liquid and solid forms are a pale blue color and are strongly paramagnetic.
Likewise, if a sample of a ferromagnetic material is heated up, at a temperature above its Curie point, it converts into paramagnetic state where the strong order in its spin structure disintegrates and entropy increases, in agreement with the heat influx.
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