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magnetic attraction


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n magnetic attraction attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force
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  • Gutzkow
    “Oh, how powerfully the magnet of illusion attracts.”


In literature:

They were all moving upon a common goal, as though drawn thither by the irresistible attraction of a magnet.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
Both possessed potent attractions and undeniable magnetism.
"Officer 666" by Barton W. Currie
There is in her glance an unexplainable magnetic attraction.
"Pepita Ximenez" by Juan Valera
Desire success so intensely that you attract if as the magnet attracts the steel.
"The Heart of the New Thought" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
They become the magnet which attracts them; compare iv.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
They had not the magnetic attraction for each other that Darcy held for both.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
There was something almost magnetically attractive about her personality.
"Berenice" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
You know that a magnet attracts iron.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
He resisted the magnetic attraction of the look for some minutes.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
Upon entering the magnet-house, the first object that attracts attention are the jars to which the electricity is brought down.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
The magnetic wealth and bustle of the great city, will lose its attractive power.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
We seem to attract trouble just as a magnet attracts iron.
"A Campfire Girl's Happiness" by Jane L. Stewart
A similar hypothesis will reappear in his explanation of magnetic attraction.
"The Natural Philosophy of William Gilbert and His Predecessors" by W. James King
We are too often like those little toy-fish with a bit of steel in their mouths, which children attract with a magnet.
"The Intellectual Life" by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
When I place the magnet among them, but very few are attracted to it.
"With the Children on Sunday" by Sylvanus Stall
It must also be acknowledged that this same magnetism which attracted some persons so strongly was to others as strongly repellent.
"Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli)" by Julia Ward Howe
There is nothing in art so implicit as the surveyor's dependence upon the law of magnetic attraction.
"The Galaxy, May, 1877" by Various
Her sense of dependence was the magnetic point on earth which attracted and disclosed His presence.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St John, Vol. II" by Marcus Dods
Is it then the attraction of magnetism which produces the barometric oscillations?
"The Philosophy of the Weather" by Thomas Belden Butler
Somehow the secluded abode of Mr. Travers Nugent had for her that day the attraction of a magnet.
"A Traitor's Wooing" by Headon Hill

In poetry:

The blaze of zeal extends from breast to breast,
While Heaven supplies each innocent request;
And lo! what fond regard their smiles reveal,
Attractive as the magnet to the steel.
"On The Consequences Of Happy Marriages" by George Moses Horton
O to attract by more than attraction!
How it is I know not—yet behold! the something which obeys none of
the rest,
It is offensive, never defensive—yet how magnetic it draws.
"Poems Of Joys" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Keeping this idea in mind, Hibbard then used diagrams of magnetism that show attraction and picked the ones that offered a "nice balance and weight" to use.
One of the best ways for Greater Cleveland to attract new residents, reseed a culture of entrepreneurialism and become more competitive in the global economy is to regain its status as a magnet for immigrants.
Bob Berman's strange universe: Magnetic attraction .
Mitt Romney and Rick Perry went mano -a- mano Tuesday night, with the Texas governor accusing the former Massachusetts governor of being "number one" on the list of magnets that attract workers to enter the United States illegally.
It's like she has a magnetic attraction to the stage (and not because is wearing a dress constructed of magnets, which we wouldn't put past her either).
Physicists have long been puzzled by the magnetic attraction between the Earth and sun.
Ceramic magnets located parallel to pleated mesh attract and protect against damaging ferrous particles of all sizes.
Area is economic magnet, attracting new residents and jobs.
Rescue dog Albie, a half yellow Lab, half golden retriever, and total people-magnet, attracts strangers and conversation.
Magnet courts' attract class action corruption.
Magnet courts' attract class action corruption.
Magnet attracted to 'Hammer'.
Themes unveiled for new Wake magnet schools Individual programs meant to attract students in five areas.
With nearly 7,000 piercings, you'd think the only thing Elaine Davidson could attract is a refrigerator magnet. With nearly 7,000 piercings, you'd think the only thing Elaine Davidson could attract is a refrigerator magnet.

In science:

Other types of quantum fluctuation The so-called single molecular magnets such as Mn12, Fe8, V15, etc. have attracted interests because they show a sign of quantum dynamics through the discrete energy level structure.
Quantum response to time-dependent external fields
Impurity effect in correlated electron system is one of the attractive themes in recent solid state physics.1,2 The well known example is doping of non-magnetic impurity in high Tc superconducting cuprates; a small amount of substitution of Cu by Zn dramatically destroys the superconductivity.
Dilution effect in correlated electron system with orbital degeneracy
To name a few, relatively well-understood examples, the fractional quantum Hall effect, and quantum magnets on some geometrically frustrated lattices have attracted a lot of interest.
Holographic Entanglement Entropy: An Overview
This has attracted lots of interest towards the study of metamterials (MMs) in the context of Casimir effect, as their magnetic activity might help bring the idea of Casimir repulsion from the theoretical realm to experimental verification.
On the possibility of Casimir repulsion using Metamaterials
An interesting possibility of flipping attraction into repulsion was first demonstrated by Boyer, where he showed that a perfect conducting plate repels a perfect magnetic one with vacuum in between.
On the possibility of Casimir repulsion using Metamaterials
The expectation is that, by tuning this magnetic response to the right frequency range and making it strong enough, one could produce an experimentally measurable Casimir repulsion between, say, a MM slab and a thin metallic plate, or at least a significantly reduced attraction.
On the possibility of Casimir repulsion using Metamaterials
We see also that in the first scenario the force might even assume negative values for strong enough magnetic activity, while on the second case the enhancement of the magnetic part just makes attraction stronger and stronger in the transitional region.
On the possibility of Casimir repulsion using Metamaterials
Unfortunately, the kind of magnetic activity we obtained does not lead to Casimir repulsion, nor even to reduced attraction.
On the possibility of Casimir repulsion using Metamaterials
Also becoming prominent for small atom-surface distances is the Casimir-Polder (CP) force ; normally attractive, it reduces the magnetic barrier and allows atoms to tunnel to the surface, as already observed [20, 21].
Nanowire atomchip traps for sub-micron atom-surface distances
While this laboratory analogy is rather appealing, it unfortunately fails to recognize that it is not currents that attract per se, but rather one current interacts with the magnetic field produced by the other.
High-Energy Aspects of Solar Flares: Overview of the Volume
Independent magnetic flux loops therefore have no particular attraction to (or repulsion from) each other, and some external influence (such as a photospheric velocity field; e.g.
High-Energy Aspects of Solar Flares: Overview of the Volume
Nevertheless, the mutual interplay of magnetic-attraction and charge-repulsion —as in framboid formation (Sect.6)—shows a way to register short-range repulsion between particles.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
Their ordering is an outcome of the interplay of closepacking attractive (such as surface-tension, magnetic) and repulsive (e.g. electric) forces (see Sawlowicz 2000).
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
Below we shall demonstrate that even a fully attractive interaction gij ≥ 0 can lead to the sign reversal if (a) interband pairing interaction is weaker than Coulomb pseudopotential, or (b) there is strong interband scattering by magnetic impurities.
Impurity scattering in highly anisotropic superconductors and interband sign reversal of the order parameter
One can say that, when attractive interband coupling is relatively weak and the magnetic interband scattering is strong, the system chooses to have two gaps of the opposite signs, losing in pairing energy, but avoiding the pair-breaking due to interband scattering.
Impurity scattering in highly anisotropic superconductors and interband sign reversal of the order parameter