Dictionary:Paramagnetic

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{{#category_index:P|paramagnetic}} (pair, ∂ mag net’ ik) Weakly magnetic with small positive susceptibility. The magnetic moments of unpaired electron orbitals within individual atoms are uncoupled so that each atom behaves independently. Paramagnetism usually contributes only a few nanoteslas to the magnetic field at the Earth’s surface. Compare diamagnetic and ferromagnetic.