The magnetic action which characterizes diamagnetic substances, the magnetic moments of which tend to oppose an externally applied magnetic field. Contrasted with paramagnetism and ferromagnetism.
diamagnetic. Compare with paramagnetism. Diamagnetic materials are very weakly repelled by magnetic fields. The atoms or molecules of diamagnetic materials contain no unpaired spins.
phenomenon exhibited by materials like copper or bismuth that become magnetized in a magnetic field with a polarity opposite to the magnetic force; unlike iron they are slightly repelled by a magnet
Weakly repelled from a magnetic field.
The property of certain substances by virtue of which they are repelled from both poles of a magnet and tend to set with the longer axis across the line of magnetic force.
It is the magnetic property of a mineral that causes it to be repelled from magnetic fields.
a weak form of induced or nonpermanent magnetism for which the magnetic susceptibility is negative.
In diamagnetism the magnetization is in the opposite direction to that of applied field, i.e. susceptibility is negative. It results from changes induced in the orbits of electrons in the atoms of a substance by the applied field, the direction of the change opposing the applied flux.
Weak repulsion by a magnetic field.
Diamagnetism is a form of magnetism that is only exhibited by a substance in the presence of an externally applied magnetic field. It is the result of changes in the orbital motion of electrons. Applying a magnetic field creates a magnetic force on a moving electron in the form of F = Qv Ã— B.