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Related to ferromagnetism: ferrimagnetism, antiferromagnetism


pertaining to substances, such as iron, nickel, and cobalt, that are strongly affected by magnetism and may become magnetized by exposure to a magnetic field.


(fer″ō-mag-net′ik) [ ferro- + magnetic]
Pert. to a metal (e.g., cobalt, iron, nickel, and some alloys) capable of being magnetized when placed in a magnetic field.


Ferromagnetic materials are unsafe in magnetic resonance imaging environments.
ferromagnet (fer″ŏ-mag′nĕt) ferromagnetism (fer″ō-mag′nĕ-tizm)

ferromagnetic (fer´ōmagnet´ik),

adj pertaining to substances that exhibit unusually strong magnetic properties; ironlike substances.
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The as-prepared arrays have obvious ferromagnetism, resulting from the conduction band hybridized with some d electrons of the Co dopant.
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This creates a local pocket of ferromagnetism within the copper-oxygen sheet.
Because ferromagnetism is apparent only if a sufficiently large number of atoms cooperate, it's considered to be a "bulk' property of a material rather than a property of the atoms themselves.
Substituting a chromium or a nickel atom for the central iron atom in decamethylferrocene, for instance, changes the material's magnetic character, and the ferromagnetism disappears.
Two years ago, Torrance and his colleaguesdiscovered, "somewhat by accident,' a polymer that sometimes shows ferromagnetism.
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