ferrimagnetic

[fer-ahy-mag-net-ik, fer-ee-]
adjective Physics.
noting or pertaining to a substance, as a ferrite, in which the magnetic moments of some neighboring atoms point in opposite directions, with a net magnetization still resulting because of differences in magnitudes of the opposite moments.


Origin:
1950–55; ferri- + magnetic; compare French ferrimagnétisme

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ferrimagnetism (ˌfɛrɪˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm)
 
n
See also antiferromagnetism a phenomenon exhibited by certain substances, such as ferrites, in which the magnetic moments of neighbouring ions are antiparallel and unequal in magnitude. The substances behave like ferromagnetic materials
 
ferrimagnetic
 
adj

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Good indicator of ferrimagnetic and ferromagnetic materials in the subsurface.
However, ferromagnetic and ferrimagnetic materials have relatively high magnetic susceptibilities.
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