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12.8: Ferrimagnetism

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  • This section will be shorter still, because I know even less about it! It is my understanding that, like ferromagnetics and antiferromagnetics, there is a domain structure, and, like antiferromagnetics, alternate magnetic moments are pointing in opposite directions. But this does not result is complete cancellation of the magnetization of a domain. This often results if the alternating atoms or ions within a domain are different species, with unequal magnetic moments.