Magnetic response of bovine spleen

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Bovine spleen has been used as a sample for deep magnetochemical investigation. Temperature dependence of the magnetic susceptibility and field dependence of the magnetization reveal a paramagnetic behaviour that violates the Curie law. The zero-field cooled magnetization and field cooled magnetization experiments show the bifurcation point at ca TC = 20 K and the blocking temperature TB = 10 K confirming a dominating portion of ferritin along with the organic tissue. There is a remnant magnetization at temperature below 20 K and the search for the magnetic hysteresis was positive.

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