Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Diamagnetism is the property of an object

  1. May 2, 2010 #1
    Diamagnetism is the property of an object which causes it to create a magnetic field in opposition of an externally applied magnetic field, thus causing a repulsive effect. This is property of all materials. But can be perceive only for materials which atoms or ions have closed shells. Examples: ionic crystals, noble gases...

    Why this property can be perceived only for closed shells?
  2. jcsd
  3. May 2, 2010 #2
    Re: Diamagnetism

    hello for all
    i want book about paramagnetism and ferro, dai,anti ferro and ferrite
    if you have this book please tell me
    thank you
  4. May 3, 2010 #3
    Re: Diamagnetism

    Systems with open shells will have a much stronger paramagnetic response, so the diamagnetic response gets overwhelmed. For a closed shell system, there is no paramagnetic response so only the diamagnetic response is present.
  5. May 4, 2010 #4
    Re: Diamagnetism

    have you tried the hyperphysics website? it's great for basics. for more advanced material maybe try Kittel?
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook