Paramagnetism



[par-uh-mag-nit, par-uh-mag-] /ˌpær əˈmæg nɪt, ˈpær əˌmæg-/

noun, Physics.
1.
a body or substance that, placed in a magnetic field, possesses magnetization in direct proportion to the field strength; a substance in which the magnetic moments of the atoms are not aligned.
/ˌpærəˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm/
noun
1.
(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
paramagnetism
(pār’ə-māg’nĭ-tĭz’əm)
The property of being weakly attracted to either pole of a magnet. Paramagnetic materials, such as aluminum and platinum, become slightly magnetized when exposed to a magnetic field, but they lose their magnetism when the field is removed. When these materials are magnetized by a nearby magnet, the orientation of their north and sole poles results in their being attracted to the closest pole of the magnet. Compare diamagnetism, ferromagnetism.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Paramaribo

    [par-uh-mar-uh-boh] /ˌpær əˈmær əˌboʊ/ noun 1. a seaport in and the capital of Suriname, in NE South America. [soo r-uh-nahm, -nam; Dutch sy-ree-nah-muh] /ˈsʊər əˌnɑm, -ˌnæm; Dutch ˌsü riˈnɑ mə/ noun 1. a republic on the NE coast of South America: formerly a territory of the Netherlands; gained independence 1975. 60,230 sq. mi. (155,995 sq. […]

  • Paramastitis

    paramastitis par·a·mas·ti·tis (pār’ə-mā-stī’tĭs) n. See submammary mastitis.



  • Paramatta

    [par-uh-mat-uh] /ˌpær əˈmæt ə/ noun 1. a light, twilled dress fabric, having a silk or cotton warp and a woolen weft. /ˌpærəˈmætə/ noun 1. a lightweight twill-weave fabric of wool formerly with silk or cotton, used for dresses, etc, now used esp for rubber-proofed garments

  • Paramatman

    [puhr-uh-maht-muh n] /ˈpʌr əˈmɑt mən/ noun, Hinduism. 1. absolute Atman.



Disclaimer: Paramagnetism definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.