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U B = 1.9 × 10 −23 J .

At a room temperature of 27 °C , the thermal energy per atom is

U T k T = ( 1.38 × 10 −23 J/K ) ( 300 K ) = 4.1 × 10 −21 J ,

which is about 220 times greater than U B . Clearly, energy exchanges in thermal collisions can seriously interfere with the alignment of the magnetic dipoles. As a result, only a small fraction of the dipoles is aligned at any instant.

The four sketches of [link] furnish a simple model of this alignment process. In part (a), before the field of the solenoid (not shown) containing the paramagnetic sample is applied, the magnetic dipoles are randomly oriented and there is no net magnetic dipole moment associated with the material. With the introduction of the field, a partial alignment of the dipoles takes place, as depicted in part (b). The component of the net magnetic dipole moment that is perpendicular to the field vanishes. We may then represent the sample by part (c), which shows a collection of magnetic dipoles completely aligned with the field. By treating these dipoles as current loops, we can picture the dipole alignment as equivalent to a current around the surface of the material, as in part (d). This fictitious surface current produces its own magnetic field, which enhances the field of the solenoid.

Figure a shows a rod with randomly oriented magnetic dipoles. Figure b shows domains that got partially oriented after the magnetic field was applied along the axis of the rod. Figure c shows fully oriented domains. Figure d shows that the dipoles are aligned within the individual domains and are equivalent to a current around the surface of the material. This surface current produces its own magnetic field which enhances the field of the solenoid.
The alignment process in a paramagnetic material filling a solenoid (not shown). (a) Without an applied field, the magnetic dipoles are randomly oriented. (b) With a field, partial alignment occurs. (c) An equivalent representation of part (b). (d) The internal currents cancel, leaving an effective surface current that produces a magnetic field similar to that of a finite solenoid.

We can express the total magnetic field B in the material as

B = B 0 + B m ,

where B 0 is the field due to the current I 0 in the solenoid and B m is the field due to the surface current I m around the sample. Now B m is usually proportional to B 0 , a fact we express by

B m = χ B 0 ,

where χ is a dimensionless quantity called the magnetic susceptibility    . Values of χ for some paramagnetic materials are given in [link] . Since the alignment of magnetic dipoles is so weak, χ is very small for paramagnetic materials. By combining [link] and [link] , we obtain:

B = B 0 + χ B 0 = ( 1 + χ ) B 0 .

For a sample within an infinite solenoid, this becomes

B = ( 1 + χ ) μ 0 n I .

This expression tells us that the insertion of a paramagnetic material into a solenoid increases the field by a factor of ( 1 + χ ) . However, since χ is so small, the field isn’t enhanced very much.

The quantity

μ = ( 1 + χ ) μ 0 .

is called the magnetic permeability of a material. In terms of μ , [link] can be written as

B = μ n I

for the filled solenoid.

*Note: Unless otherwise specified, values given are for room temperature.
Magnetic susceptibilities
Paramagnetic Materials χ Diamagnetic Materials χ
Aluminum 2.2 × 10 −5 Bismuth −1.7 × 10 −5
Calcium 1.4 × 10 −5 Carbon (diamond) −2.2 × 10 −5
Chromium 3.1 × 10 −4 Copper −9.7 × 10 −6
Magnesium 1.2 × 10 −5 Lead −1.8 × 10 −5
Oxygen gas (1 atm) 1.8 × 10 −6 Mercury −2.8 × 10 −5
Oxygen liquid (90 K) 3.5 × 10 −3 Hydrogen gas (1 atm) −2.2 × 10 −9
Tungsten 6.8 × 10 −5 Nitrogen gas (1 atm) −6.7 × 10 −9
Air (1 atm) 3.6 × 10 −7 Water −9.1 × 10 −6

Diamagnetic materials

A magnetic field always induces a magnetic dipole in an atom. This induced dipole points opposite to the applied field, so its magnetic field is also directed opposite to the applied field. In paramagnetic and ferromagnetic materials, the induced magnetic dipole is masked by much stronger permanent magnetic dipoles of the atoms. However, in diamagnetic materials, whose atoms have no permanent magnetic dipole moments, the effect of the induced dipole is observable.

Questions & Answers

What is differential form of Gauss's law?
Rohit Reply
help me out on this question the permittivity of diamond is 1.46*10^-10.( a)what is the dielectric of diamond (b) what its susceptibility
a body is projected vertically upward of 30kmp/h how long will it take to reach a point 0.5km bellow e point of projection
Abu Reply
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Lord Reply
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MPL Reply
what is charge quantization
Mayowa Reply
it means that the total charge of a body will always be the integral multiples of basic unit charge ( e ) q = ne n : no of electrons or protons e : basic unit charge 1e = 1.602×10^-19
is the time quantized ? how ?
What do you meanby the statement,"Is the time quantized"
Can you give an explanation.
there are some comment on the time -quantized..
time is integer of the planck time, discrete..
planck time is travel in planck lenght of light..
it's says that charges does not occur in continuous form rather they are integral multiple of the elementary charge of an electron.
it is just like bohr's theory. Which was angular momentum of electron is intral multiple of h/2π
determine absolute zero
The properties of a system during a reversible constant pressure non-flow process at P= 1.6bar, changes from constant volume of 0.3m³/kg at 20°C to a volume of 0.55m³/kg at 260°C. its constant pressure process is 3.205KJ/kg°C Determine: 1. Heat added, Work done, Change in Internal Energy and Change in Enthalpy
Opeyemi Reply
U can easily calculate work done by 2.303log(v2/v1)
Amount of heat added through q=ncv^delta t
Change in internal energy through q=Q-w
please how do dey get 5/9 in the conversion of Celsius and Fahrenheit
Gwam Reply
what is copper loss
timileyin Reply
this is the energy dissipated(usually in the form of heat energy) in conductors such as wires and coils due to the flow of current against the resistance of the material used in winding the coil.
it is the work done in moving a charge to a point from infinity against electric field
Ashok Reply
what is the weight of the earth in space
peterpaul Reply
As w=mg where m is mass and g is gravitational force... Now if we consider the earth is in gravitational pull of sun we have to use the value of "g" of sun, so we can find the weight of eaeth in sun with reference to sun...
g is not gravitacional forcé, is acceleration of gravity of earth and is assumed constante. the "sun g" can not be constant and you should use Newton gravity forcé. by the way its not the "weight" the physical quantity that matters, is the mass
Yeah got it... Earth and moon have specific value of g... But in case of sun ☀ it is just a huge sphere of gas...
Thats why it can't have a constant value of g ....
not true. you must know Newton gravity Law . even a cloud of gas it has mass thats al matters. and the distsnce from the center of mass of the cloud and the center of the mass of the earth
please why is the first law of thermodynamics greater than the second
Ifeoma Reply
every law is important, but first law is conservation of energy, this state is the basic in physics, in this case first law is more important than other laws..
First Law describes o energy is changed from one form to another but not destroyed, but that second Law talk about entropy of a system increasing gradually
first law describes not destroyer energy to changed the form, but second law describes the fluid drection that is entropy. in this case first law is more basic accorging to me...
define electric image.obtain expression for electric intensity at any point on earthed conducting infinite plane due to a point charge Q placed at a distance D from it.
Mateshwar Reply
explain the lack of symmetry in the field of the parallel capacitor
Phoebe Reply
pls. explain the lack of symmetry in the field of the parallel capacitor
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