Types of Magnets

Magnets 101

Background A magnet is a material that can exert a noticeable force on other materials without actually contacting them. This force is known as a

Permanent Magnets

Centuries ago, it was discovered that certain types of mineral rock possessed unusual properties of attraction to the metal iron. One particular mineral, called lodestone, or magnetite,

Importance of Magnets

Magnets are essential in today’s electronic technology. Magnets are useful, fun and even a little mysterious–they can repel as well as attract. The science of

Differences Between Magnets

A magnet is a material or object that is able to produce a magnetic field, which will attract it to metal objects. Though the magnetic

Common Types of Magnets

There are three main types of magnets: temporary, permanent, and electromagnets. Temporary: Some iron and iron alloys can be easily magnetized by even a weak magnetic

Facts About Magnets

Magnets are objects that produce magnetic fields. There are only a few materials on earth that produce their own magnetic fields. However, there are some

List of Ferromagnetic Metals

Ferromagnetism, the ability of a substance to magnetize, is a property that depends on the chemical composition, crystalline structure, temperature and microscopic organization of the

Alnico

What is Alnico? Alnico is the name for an iron alloy that primarily consists of iron, aluminum (Al), nickel (Ni) and cobalt (Co). That is why it is called

Inductor Ferrites

Details of ferrites and their technology used for the core material for many inductors and transformers. Ferrites are one of the main core materials used

Scientists discover new type of magnet

A team of scientists has discovered the first robust example of a new type of magnet—one that holds promise for enhancing the performance of data