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Justin (Commander_bob)
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Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Gallium magnetic? What happens when a magnet comes near?
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Kasper Emil Feld (Magnetfeld)
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Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 5:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No, gallium is not ferromagnetic.

It is either paramagnetic or diamagnetic (though it seems even wikipedia won´t tell me which), which means that it will be either sligthly repelled by or sligthly atracted to a magnet. Though the effect will probably be to small to notice, even with Nd-magnets.
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Aivars Pumpurs (Aivars)
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Posted on Friday, November 23, 2007 - 4:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Solid gallium are diamagnetic with susceptibility -0.25x10-6 CGSM/g.
Gallium in liquid state becomes paramagnetic with a very low absolute value 0.003x10-6

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