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The origin of diamagnetism in materials is the orbital angular momentum of the electrons in applied fields.
However, most biological materials are affected by a different type of magnetism called diamagnetism, in which objects are weakly repelled from magnetic fields.
a) Diamagnetism causes lines of magnetic flux to curve away from the material and creates a magnetic field in opposition to the externally applied magnetic field, a repulsive effect.