electron paramagnetism

electron paramagnetism

[i′lek‚trän ‚par·ə′mag·nə‚tiz·əm]
(physics)
Paramagnetism in a substance whose atoms or molecules possess a net electronic magnetic moment; arises because of the tendency of a magnetic field to orient the electronic magnetic moments parallel to itself.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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