- 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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These rays impinge upon a diamagnetic surface which is concave.Second Sight
A diamagnetic body is one which is not so magnetic as the medium in which it is suspended.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
Water is diamagnetic, sulphate of iron is strongly magnetic.Faraday As A Discoverer
Nitrogen is neither paramagnetic nor diamagnetic, and is equivalent to a vacuum.
Bodies that point equatorially, or are diamagnetic, like Faraday's heavy glass.
- of, exhibiting, or concerned with diamagnetism
- 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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