• WordNet 3.6
    • adj diamagnetic relating to or exhibiting diamagnetism; slightly repelled by a magnet
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Diamagnetic Any substance, as bismuth, glass, phosphorous, etc., which in a field of magnetic force is differently affected from the ordinary magnetic bodies, as iron; that is, which tends to take a position at right angles to the lines of magnetic force, and is repelled by either pole of the magnet. Contrasted with paramagnetic and ferromagnetic.
    • a Diamagnetic Pertaining to, or exhibiting the phenomena of, diamagnetism; taking, or being of a nature to take, a position at right angles to the lines of magnetic force. See Paramagnetic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • diamagnetic Pertaining to or exhibiting diamagnetism.
    • n diamagnetic A substance which is diamagnetic in a magnetic field of force. See diamagnetism, 1.
    • diamagnetic Of lower permeability than air. See magnetic *circuit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Diamagnetic dī-a-mag-net′ik cross-magnetic—applied to any substance, such as a rod of bismuth or glass, which, when suspended between the poles of a magnet, arranges itself across the line joining the poles (a rod of iron or of sealing-wax so held arranges itself parallel to the line joining the poles, and is said to be Paramagnetic)
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. dia, through, magnētēs, magnēs, a magnet.


In literature:

So far an identity of action was established between magnetic and diamagnetic bodies.
"Faraday As A Discoverer" by John Tyndall
The properties of paramagnetism and diamagnetism are not possessed by solids only, but exist also in liquids and gases.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV" by John Lord
By a similar arrangement the feeble attractions and repulsions of the diamagnetic force have been made manifest.
"Six Lectures on Light" by John Tyndall
They are triatomic, diamagnetic, and positive.
"Occult Chemistry" by Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
If we present to it the vibrating body, it will be repelled, and we shall obtain the results known by the name of diamagnetism.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 315, January 14, 1882" by Various
They are called the diamagnetics.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Rapidly following it is the discovery of Diamagnetism, or the repulsion of matter by a magnet.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
These rays impinge upon a diamagnetic surface which is concave.
"Second Sight" by Sepharial
Diamagnetism, its etymology, 169.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
A diamagnetic body is one which is not so magnetic as the medium in which it is suspended.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
To this action Faraday gave the name of diamagnetism.
"Heroes of Science: Physicists" by William Garnett

In news:

We model this magneto-orientation as a strictly passive, nonphysiological response to a magnetic torque exerted on the diamagnetically anisotropic components of the paramecia.
We model this magneto-orientation as a strictly passive, nonphysiological response to a magnetic torque exerted on the diamagnetically anisotropic components of the paramecia .

In science:

The situation with diamagnetic neutral atoms is somewhat different, as the neutral atom EDMs are dominated by long range, CP-violating forces the nucleus that arise from the so-called ”chromoelectric” dipole moment (CDM).
Nuclei as Laboratories: Nuclear Tests of Fundamental Symmetries
The response function has two components, diamagnetic and paramagnetic part [137].
QCD phase diagram at high temperature and density
In the static and long-wavelength limit, for the normal metal, the paramagnetic component cancels exactly the diamagnetic component.
QCD phase diagram at high temperature and density
While in the superconducting phase, the paramagnetic component is quenched by the energy gap and producing a net diamagnetic response.
QCD phase diagram at high temperature and density
In other words, London and London recognized that superconductors are perfect diamagnets. With the Nazi regime coming into power in 1933 a sudden shift of the research efforts from Germany to the United States and England took place, changing the priorities of numerous researchers.
Failed theories of superconductivity
Fermi energy. Since some bands would have a very small mass, he expected them to contribute to a large diamagnetic response.
Failed theories of superconductivity
He further estimated that a fraction of approximately 10 -6 of the electrons would participate in this diamagnetic shielding.
Failed theories of superconductivity
First, a broad transition with a large diamagnetic shielding180 and a tiny anomaly of the specific heat around 3 K 183 indicate that the 3K superconductivity is non-bulk.
Evaluation of Spin-Triplet Superconductivity in Sr2RuO4
Deoxyhemoglobin is paramagnetic and in the presence of an applied magnetic field assumes a relatively higher magnetic dipole moment than oxyhemoglobin which is a diamagnetic molecule.
A Quantum Mechanical Review of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
SO interaction for which the ground state is always diamagnetic.
Persistent Currents in Mesoscopic Hubbard Rings with Spin-Orbit Interaction
Hmag = −∆χ0 Xi where the molecular diamagnetic anisotropy ∆χ0 is assumed to be a smooth function of temperature, in the spirit of modern critical phenomenology.
Topology and Nematic Ordering II: Observable Critical Behavior
Higher above there are however more paramagnetic levels than diamagnetic.
How general is Legett's conjecture for a mesoscopic ring?
Smaller is v/u the higher up will be the diamagnetic states.
How general is Legett's conjecture for a mesoscopic ring?
For hard-core bosons it is easy to see that the optimal magnetic flux is always zero (diamagnetic inequality) .
Falicov-Kimball Models: A Partial Review of the Ground States Problem
They suppose either the same alternation of magnetic V 4+ and diamagnetic V 5+ chains that was first suggested for the high temperature phase, or a zig-zag charge ordering along the ladders .
Ab initio evaluation of the charge-ordering in $\alpha^\prime NaV_2O_5$