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phenomenon exhibited by materials like copper or bismuth that become magnetized in a magnetic field with a polarity opposite to the magnetic force

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Superconductive materials, those that feature no resistance to electricity, display a pronounced form of diamagnetism below a critical temperature, at which point they begin completely repelling magnetic fields.
Based on the diamagnetism of the superconductor, people have designed various magnetic lenses composed of superconductors to concentrate the DC magnetic field when applying a background magnetic field to the lenses [6-10].
He discovered the phenomenon of diamagnetism, in which substances were repelled by a magnetic field, and thus aligned themselves at right angles to it; the same year saw his discovery of the effect in which magnetism rotates the plane of polarization of a ray of light, and his first success in illuminating a line of force.
a) Diamagnetism causes lines of magnetic flux to curve away from the material and creates a magnetic field in opposition to the externally applied magnetic field, a repulsive effect.
However, most biological materials are affected by a different type of magnetism called diamagnetism, in which objects are weakly repelled from magnetic fields.