Questions On Magnetic Properties of Solids with Answers
Q1. The susceptibility of a diamagnetic material is:
- (A) Positive and proportional to temperature
- (B) Negative and inversely proportional to temperature
- (C) Negative and independent of temperature
- (D) Positive and inversely proportional to temperature.
Q2. The following are the plots of the temperature dependence of the magnetic susceptibility for three different samples. The plots A, B and C correspond to
- (A) Ferromagnet, paramagnet and diamagnet, respectively.
- (B) Paramagnet, diamagnet and ferromagnet, respectively
- (C) Ferromagnet, diamagnet and paramagnet, respectively
- (D) Diamagnet, paramagnet and ferromagnet, respectively.
Q3. The magnetic susceptibility χ of three samples A, B and C, is measured as a function of their absolute temperature T, leading to the graphs shown below. From these graphs, the magnetic nature of the samples can be inferred to be
- (A) A: anti-ferromagnet B: paramagnet C: ferromagnet
- (B) A: diamagnet B: paramagnet C: anti-ferromagnet
- (C) A: paramagnet B: anti-ferromagnet C: ferromagnet
- (D) A: anti-ferromagnet B: diamagnet C: paramagnet
Q4. A ferromagnetic material has a Curie temperature 100 K then,
- (A) Its susceptibility is doubled when it is cooled from 300 K to 200 K.
- (B) All the atomic magnets in it get oriented in the same direction above.
- (C) The plot of inverse susceptibility versus temperature is linear with a slope (Tc).
- (D) The plot of its susceptibility versus temperature is linear with an intercept Tc
Q5. An external magnetic field of magnitude H is applied to a type-I superconductor at temperature below the transition point. Then which one of the following statements is not true for H less than the critical field Hc ?
- (A) The sample is diamagnetic.
- (B) Its magnetization varies linearly with H.
- (C) The lines of magnetic induction are pushed out from the sample.
- (D) The sample exhibits mixed states of magnetization near Hc
Q6. The critical magnetic field for a solid in superconducting state
- (A) does not depend upon temperature
- (B) increases if the temperature increases
- (C) increases if the temperature decreases
- (D) does not depend on the transition temperature
Q7. The unit of magnetic moment is
- (A) erg-gauss
- (B) (erg gauss)-1
- (C) m-gauss
- (D) Bohr magneton
Q8. A permanent magnet when heated above a critical temperature becomes
- (A) diamagnetic
- (B) ferromagnetic
- (C) ferrimagnetic
- (D) paramagnetic
Q9. The magnetic material in which permanent magnetic dipoles arising due to electron spins are already aligned due to bonding forces is known as
- (A) paramagnetic material
- (B) ferromagnetic material
- (C) ferrimagnetic material
- (D) diamagnetic material
Q10. The susceptibility of a diamagnetic material is about
- (A) -10-5
- (B) 10-7
- (C) 102
- (D) 103
Q11. A solid sample has the property that, when cooled below a certain temperature, it expels any small applied magnetic field form within the material. Which of the following best describes this sample in the cooled state ?
- (A) Paramagnet
- (B) Diamagnet
- (C) Ferromagnet
- (D) Antiferromagnet
Q12. A paramagnetic gas at room temperature is placed in an external magnetic field of 1.5 T (tesla). Each atom of the gas has a magnetic moment μ = 1.0 μ’ , where μ’ = 9.3 × 10 J/T is the Bohr magneton. The difference in energy when an atom is aligned along the magnetic field and opposite to it, is
- (A) 2.8 × 10-23 J
- (B) 1.4 × 10-23 J
- (C) 18.6 × 10-24 J
- (D) 9.3 × 10-24 J
Q13. The dependencies of the magnetic susceptibility (χ) of a material with temperature (T) can be represented by χ ∝ 1/(T-θ) , where θ is the Curie-Weiss temperature. The plot of magnetic susceptibility versus temperature is sketched in the figure, as curve P, Q, and R with curve Q having θ = 0. Which one of the following statements is correct ?
- (A) curve R represents a paramagnet and Q a ferromagnet.
- (B) curve Q represents a ferromagnet and P an antiferromagnet.
- (C) curve R represents an antiferromagnet and Q a paramagnet.
- (D) curve R represents an antiferromagnet and Q a ferromagnetic.
Q14. The high temperature magnetic susceptibility of solids having ions with magnetic moments can be described by χ ∝ 1/(T + θ) where T as absolute temperature and eas constant. The three behaviors i.e., paramagnetic, ferromagnetic an antiferromagnetic are described, respectively, by
- (A) θ 0, θ = 0
- (B) θ > 0, θ < 0, θ = 0
- (C) θ = 0, θ 0
- (D) θ = 0, θ > 0, θ < 0
Q15. Very low temperatures can be produced by
- (A) Adiabatic demagnetisation of a paramagnetic salt
- (B) Adiabatic magnetisation of a paramagnetic salt
- (C) Isothermal magnetisation of diamagnetic salt
- (D) Isothermal demagnetisation of diamagnetic salt
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