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  • n. the tendency of magnetic dipoles to align with an external magnetic field; materials that exhibit this tendency become temporary magnets

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A property of materials which are not magnetized in the absence of an external magnetic field, but in which the magnetic moments of their constituents align with and enhance an applied magnetic field; the induced magnetic field of the substance is in direct proportion to the strength of the applied magnetic field; -- opposed to diamagnetic and contrasted with ferromagnetic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The phenomena exhibited by paramagnetic substances. See diamagnetism.

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  • n. materials like aluminum or platinum become magnetized in a magnetic field but it disappears when the field is removed


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  • Pierre also discovered the effect of temperature on paramagnetism, which is now known as Curie's law.

    Curie, Pierre

  • Examples of the latter case is the transition between liquid and gas at the critical point, and from ferromagnetism to paramagnetism in metals such as iron, nickel and cobalt.

    Press Release: The 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics

  • Examples are the transition between liquid and gas and the transition between ferromagnetism and paramagnetism.

    Press Release: The 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics

  • Néel has made many other contributions, such as investigations in the theory of magnetic domains and the discovery of the effect found in small particles, called super-paramagnetism.

    Nobel Prize in Physics 1970 - Presentation Speech

  • It was with similar methods that the paramagnetism of crystals deriving from the electronic spin was investigated by Gorter in

    Nobel Prize in Physics 1952 - Presentation Speech

  • In his well known theory of magnetism P. Langevin, in 1905, took into account the Curie law and arrived again, theoretically, at the difference between the origins of diamagnetism and paramagnetism.

    Pierre Curie

  • Assertion: The paramagnetism of Cu + ion is zero. magnetons where S is the total spin. both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

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