Relaxation properties in classical diamagnetism.

@article{Carati2011RelaxationPI,
  title={Relaxation properties in classical diamagnetism.},
  author={Andrea Carati and Fabio Benfenati and Luigi Galgani},
  journal={Chaos},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={023134}
}
It is an old result of Bohr that, according to classical statistical mechanics, at equilibrium a system of electrons in a static magnetic field presents no magnetization. Thus a magnetization can occur only in an out of equilibrium state, such as that produced through the Foucault currents when a magnetic field is switched on. It was suggested by Bohr that, after the establishment of such a nonequilibrium state, the system of electrons would quickly relax back to equilibrium. In the present… CONTINUE READING

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