Definition of ferrimagnetic in English:

ferrimagnetic

Line breaks: ferri|mag¦net¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌfɛrɪmaɡˈnɛtɪk
 
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adjective

Physics
(Of a substance) displaying a weak form of ferromagnetism associated with parallel but opposite alignment of neighbouring atoms. In contrast with antiferromagnetic materials, these alignments do not cancel out and there is a net magnetic moment.
More example sentences
  • In ferrimagnetic substances (a subclass of ferromagnetic materials), this same temperature is referred to as the Curie temperature (T C).
  • The MS depends on factors such as the concentrations of ferrimagnetic and paramagnetic minerals and the magnetic grain size.
  • Meanwhile, Kazuhito Hashimoto at the University of Tokyo in Japan has built a reversibly switching molecular magnet that changes from a paramagnetic to a ferrimagnetic state when light is shone on it.

Derivatives

ferrimagnetism

Pronunciation: /-ˈmaɡnɪtɪz(ə)m/
noun
More example sentences
  • In the conventional view of metallic ferromagnetism, it is driven by 'exchange energy' between conduction electrons in rigid bands.
  • Ferromagnetism is a form of magnetism that can be acquired in an external magnetic field and usually retained in its absence.

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