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Why diamagnetic material is not repelled

  1. Apr 25, 2015 #1


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    When an external magnetic field is applied to a diamagnetic materials, their atomic current loops will tend to align in such a way as to oppose the applied field. Diamagnetism is the residual magnetic behavior when materials are neither paramagnetic nor ferromagnetic and most materials are diamagnetic. Why don't these materials keep on repelled by a magnet? (e.g. we do see copper is repelled and fly away from a magnet)
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  3. Apr 25, 2015 #2

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    You might want to rewrite this - they seem to be contradicting each other.

    Diamagnets are repelled by magnetic fields. However, most diamagnets are weak.
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