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Q & A: making NaCl paramagnetic?

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Most recent answer: 11/27/2016
Q:
Can Sodium Chloride be changed from Diamagnetic to Paramagnetic by the addition of a chemical or some sort of reaction, Chemically or Electrochemically?
- Ronald Mehl (age 75)
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A:

A quick googling of "paramagnetic NaCl" turned up quite a few scientific papers on how adding some dopants (e.g. selenium or manganese) and then irradiating with UV or x-rays produces a variety of paramagnetic centers in NaCl.

Mike W.


(published on 11/27/2016)

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