Meaning of antiferromagnetic


Pronunciation: (an"tē-fer"ō-mag-net'ik, an"tī-), [key]
— adj. Physics.
  1. 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.
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