- of or relating to a class of substances, as bismuth and copper, whose permeability is less than that of a vacuum: in a magnetic field, their induced magnetism is in a direction opposite to that of iron.
Origin of diamagnetic
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Rapidly following it is the discovery of Diamagnetism, or the repulsion of matter by a magnet.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
The properties of paramagnetism and diamagnetism are not possessed by solids only, but exist also in liquids and gases.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV
At the last lecture we attended he showed the diamagnetism of flame, which had been proved by a foreign philosopher.
If we present to it the vibrating body, it will be repelled, and we shall obtain the results known by the name of diamagnetism.
If the body is more sensitive than the air, there is direct magnetism, but if it is less so, there is diamagnetism.
- of, exhibiting, or concerned with diamagnetism
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- The property of being repelled by both poles of a magnet. Most substances commonly considered to be nonmagnetic, such as water, are actually diamagnetic. Though diamagnetism is a very weak effect compared with ferromagnetism and paramagnetism, it can be used to levitate objects. Compare ferromagnetism paramagnetism. See also Lenz's law.
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