Discussion in 'Physics' started by samjesse, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. samjesse

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Sep 14, 2008

    How many occurrences of the following event would it take for a rare earth magnet to become [SIZE=-1]demagnetized?

    the event:
    2 same size and shape magnets, north of one approaching the north of the other "with out touching" and then moving away.

  2. loosewire

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 25, 2008
    There a study that the magnetic poles have reversed before
    and could do it again.The study shows the earth magma in
    fuild like state. Looks mercury that could just flow to opposite
    side.They have demagnetised Bats that could not find there ways home
    until the effect wore off. Like every thing there is doom day mention
    reversing poles.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2009
  3. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    From -

    Rare Earth magnets have a high resistance to demagnetization, unlike most other types of magnets. They will not lose their magnetization around other magnets or if dropped. They will however, begin to lose strength if they are heated above their maximum operating temperature, which is 176°F (80°C) for standard N grades. They will completely lose their magnetization if heated above their Curie temperature, which is 590°F (310°C) for standard N grades. Some of our magnets are of high temperature material, which can withstand higher temperatures without losing strength.

    Here is a link to the mechanism that causes magnetization and demagnetization -
  4. Duane P Wetick

    Active Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    The so-called Rare Earth magnets are hard magnets. That is, they are not easily magnetized or de-magnetized. Heat can destroy the magnet's coercive force as can disrupting the magnetic circuit path with force.

    Regards, DPW