Paramagnetism

A relatively weak form of magnetism that results from the independent alignment of atomic dipoles (magnetic) with an applied magnetic field. Atoms with unpaired electrons are paramagnetic.

Paramagnetic materials are weakly magnetized when brought into proximity to a magnet.


This does not apply at very low temperatures or in extremely large magnetic fields.

See also: Curie Temperature, Paramagnetic Material.

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Subjects: Electromagnetism