Diamagnetism is the property of an object

1. May 2, 2010

Petar Mali

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?
$$L=S=J=0$$

2. May 2, 2010

manokamble

Re: Diamagnetism

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3. May 3, 2010

kanato

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.

4. May 4, 2010

motoroller

Re: Diamagnetism

have you tried the hyperphysics website? it's great for basics. for more advanced material maybe try Kittel?