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antiferromagnetic

[an-tee-fer-oh-mag-net-ik, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˌfɛr oʊ mægˈnɛt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective, Physics.
1.
noting or pertaining to a substance in which, at sufficiently low temperatures, the magnetic moments of adjacent atoms point in opposite directions.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; anti- + ferromagnetic
Related forms
antiferromagnetism
[an-tee-fer-oh-mag-ni-tiz-uh m, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˌfɛr oʊˈmæg nɪˌtɪz əm, ˌæn taɪ-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • Simulation results are in good agreement with the experimental data and confirm the antiferromagnetic coupling.
  • However, certain characteristics of these antiferromagnetic domains rendered them invisible to conventional techniques.

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