Is titanium magnetic?


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Titanium is considered paramagnetic, as it has no standing magnetic field of its own, but it develops one in the presence of an externally applied magnetic field. According to the University of Maryland, titanium is able to induce an electrical current in some metals, but only weakly.

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Titanium is a strong, low-density metal that is used in many industrial and medical applications. One of its advantages as a material is its low thermal and electrical conductivity compared with other metals. This low conductivity inhibits the flow of magnetic force through the metal, though it can be alloyed with other metals that do have an intrinsic magnetic field.

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