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Having a magnetic permeability less than 1; materials with this property are repelled by a magnet and tend to position themselves at right angles to magnetic lines of force.



a substance that becomes magnetized against the direction of an external magnetic field. In the absence of an external magnetic field a diamagnetic is nonmagnetic. Upon exposure to an external magnetic field each atom of a diamagnetic acquires a magnetic moment j (each mole of the substance acquires a total moment J) proportional to the field intensity H and directed against the field. Therefore, the magnetic susceptibility x = J/H is always negative for diamagnetics. The diamagnetic susceptibility χ is small with respect to absolute magnitude and is weakly dependent on both the magnetic field intensity and the temperature (seeTable 1, where xis the susceptibility of 1 mole).

Table 1. Magnetic susceptibility of certain diamagnetics (under normal conditions)
 X x 10-6
Nitrogen (N2)...............-12.0
Hydrogen (H2)...............-4.0
Germanium (Ge)...............-7.7
Silicon (Si)...............-3.1
Water, liquid (H2O)...............-13.0
Table salt (NaCI)...............-30.3
Acetone (C3H6O)...............-33.8
Glycerol (C3H8O3)...............-57.1
Naphthalene (C12H8)...............-91.8(avg.)

Diamagnetics include silicon, phosphurus, bismuth, zinc, copper, gold, silver, the inert gases, nitrogen, and hydrogen. Many organic and inorganic compounds are diamagnetic.

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