Diamagnetic plasma has an internal resistance to an outside magnetic field. I thought that a good analogy for this would be electrical resistivity.
In high school we learned that different materials would resist externally applied electric fields differently. You put the same voltage across a block of wood or plastic or metal - you get a different current - like ohms law.
What if we viewed plasma the same way? You put the same magnetic field across different plasmas and they resist conducting the magnetic field. They have a diagmagnetic constant (like solids do) and it is directly analogous to electrical resistivity. I drew it out:
Diamagnetism is never explained this way. People always talk about inducing magnetic fields inside plasmas, either by motion, organization or by externally applied fields.
Anyone have a text which looks at plasma this way?
What is the function predicting this diamagnetic constant? I would guess:
diamagnetic constant = Function (plasma density, temperature, composition, ect...)