Definition of paramagnetic in English:


Line breaks: para|mag¦net¦ic
Pronunciation: /parəmagˈnɛtɪk


  • (Of a substance or body) very weakly attracted by the poles of a magnet, but not retaining any permanent magnetism.
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    • In paramagnetic materials, permanent magnetic moments arise from the intrinsic angular momentum of individual electrons.
    • The principle of EPR oximetry is based on the broadening effect of molecular oxygen on the EPR spectra of paramagnetic substances via Heisenberg spin exchange.
    • When a paramagnetic material is placed in a strong magnetic field, it becomes a magnet, and as long as the strong magnetic field is present, it will attract and repel other magnets in the usual way.



Pronunciation: /-ˈmagnɪtɪz(ə)m/
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  • Most samples have susceptibility above 0.5 mSI, indicating that ferromagnetism is dominant with respect to diaand paramagnetism.
  • In RBCs, we hypothesized, different amounts of intracellular metHb would result in different degrees of cell paramagnetism, relative to that of water, and would affect the observed MM.
  • The Curie point is the temperature above which a terromagnetic substance exhibits paramagnetism.

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