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viscous remanent magnetism


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The magnetization acquired, at room temperature, by a sample lying for a period of time in a constant magnetic field. Usually it is exponentially dependent on the duration of the field. Most rock samples acquire this form of magnetization as they lie in the geomagnetic field after their formation.

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