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What is diamagnetism ?

What is diamagnetism? (Shan asked)

Diamagnetism is the property of an object which causes it to create a magnetic field in opposition to an externally applied magnetic field, thus causing a repulsive effect. (Wikipedia)

Please refer to the following links for further details.

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/solids/magpr.html

http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/diamagnetism_www/index.html

http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/diamag.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamagnetism

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