Meaning of ANTIFERROMAGNETIC in English

— antiferromagnetism /an'tee fer'oh mag"ni tiz'euhm, an'tuy-/ , n.

/an'tee fer'oh mag net"ik, an'tuy-/ , adj. Physics.

noting or pertaining to a substance in which, at sufficiently low temperatures, the magnetic moments of adjacent atoms point in opposite directions. Cf. diamagnetic, ferrimagnetic, ferromagnetic, paramagnetic .

[ 1935-40; ANTI- + FERROMAGNETIC ]

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