spontaneous magnetization


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spontaneous magnetization

[spän′tā·nē·əs ‚mag·nə·də′zā·shən]
(electromagnetism)
Magnetization which a substance possesses in the absence of an applied magnetic field.
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The team found that all three compounds show spontaneous magnetization and a distinctive hysteresis when exposed to a changing external magnetic field--indicative of long-range magnetic ordering, not unlike inorganic magnets.

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