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    Paramagnetic, Diamagnetic and Ferromagnetic Materials

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    Explain what paramagnetic, diamagnetic, and ferromagnetic materials are and how they arise.

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    Both Paramagnetic and ferromagnetic materials increase their magnetic flux when placed in a magnetic field, whilst diamagnetic materials decrease its magnetic flux.

    When a magnetic field is applied to a diamagnetic material it decreases its flux because induced dipoles in the material have induced current loops which generate magnetic flux in the opposite direction to the applied filed. This means they have a negative magnetic ...

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    This solution provides an overview of paramagnetic, diamagnetic, and ferromagnetic materials.