Is it practically possible that the magnetic susceptibility of a substance is -1?

I thought so as such a substance could completely cancel the magnetic field, but I couldn't find anything as such.

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    $\begingroup$ A superconductor does this: the Meissner effect. $\endgroup$ – mike stone Feb 22 at 16:28

Superdiamagnetism ($\chi$ = -1) is a state that occurs in superconductors.

Normal diamagnetism arises when electron spins in a material are induced to oppose the direction of an applied field; but the electrons are confined within their atomic orbitals, so the response is limited.

Superdiamagnetism arises from the Meissner effect: the formation of screening currents which flow to oppose the applied field, these currents being persistent due to superconductivity. The currents flow without resistance, and grow to create a magnetic field which exactly opposes the applied field, resulting in zero net magnetic field within the superconductor.

The distance to which an applied field can penetrate below the surface of a superconductor is the London penetration depth. Inside the superconductor, $\chi$ is effectively -1.


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