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Thermoremanent Magnetization
File Name m00004.txt.840.definition.magnetization.pdf
Data Type glossary item
Computer Program Microsoft Word 2003
File Size 32.00 KB - 2 files [ pdf,doc ]
Expert Level College and Introduction to Science
Contributor ERESE Database Team
Source Enduring Resources for Earth Science Education (ERESE)
Resource Matrix The Earth's Magnetic Field
Ferromagnetic minerals such as magnetite carry a remanent magnetization only at temperatures below the Curie Point, but at higher temperatures they are paramagnetic. In a volcanic rock and when cooling below the Curie Point, crystals acquire a remanent magnetization that is anti-parallel to the magnetic field at its location. This magnetization is called thermoremanent magnetization.
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