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Magnetic field

  1. May 7, 2009 #1
    Just want to know what happen to a material when placed in a magnetic field? and does anything happen the magnetic field
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  3. May 7, 2009 #2
    Hi there,

    Are you looking for a macroscopic effect on matter? If so, it really depends on the magnetic type of matter.

    If you are looking for an atomic explanation, I would be glad to help you, but you need to let me know first.

  4. May 7, 2009 #3


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    The material will become magnetized, which is an alignment of atomic or molecular dipole moments in the material. For iron, this magnetization can be very large.
    The magnetization of the material will usually increase the internal and external magnetic fields.
  5. May 7, 2009 #4
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