# magnet

#### electronics1

Joined Aug 21, 2009
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I want to understand this table

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#### hgmjr

Joined Jan 28, 2005
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Do you have a specific question?

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#### electronics1

Joined Aug 21, 2009
42
Thanks bertus for the useful links
but this is not help me to understand the table​

#### hgmjr

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#### electronics1

Joined Aug 21, 2009
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I want to understand what every parameter in this table is

#### beenthere

Joined Apr 20, 2004
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#### steveb

Joined Jul 3, 2008
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I want to understand what every parameter in this table is
Please see the following link. Magnet parameters relate to the hysteresis curve (B vs. H). If this page doesn't make it clear, then beenthere is correct that you need to study the physics of magnets before you can understand what these parameters mean.

http://www.tan-magnetic.com/Magnet Parameters.htm

#### VoodooMojo

Joined Nov 28, 2009
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[SIZE=+1]Br is the measure of its residual magnetic flux density in Gauss, which is the maximum flux the magnet is able to produce. ( 1Gauss is like 6.45 lines/sq in)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=+1]Hc is the measure of the coercive magnetic field strength in Oersted, or the point at which the magnet becomes demagnetized by an external field. ( 1Oersted is like 2.02 ampere-turns/inch)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=+1]BHmax is a term of overall energy density. The higher the number, the more powerful the magnet.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=+1]Tcoef of Br is the temperature coefficient of Br in terms of % per degree Centigrade. This tells you how the magnetic flux changes with respect to temperature. -0.20 means that if the temperature increases by 100 degrees Centigrade, its magnetic flux will decrease by 20%![/SIZE]
[SIZE=+1]Tmax is the maximum temperature the magnet should be operated at. After the temperature drops below this value, it will still behave as it did before it reached that temperature (it is recoverable). (degrees Centigrade)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=+1]Tcurie is the Curie temperature at which the magnet will become demagnetized. After the temperature drops below this value, it will not behave as it did before it reached that temperature. If the magnet is heated between Tmax and Tcurie, it will recover somewhat, but not fully (it is not recoverable). (degrees Centigrade)[/SIZE]
(please note that this data is from www.magnetsales.com)
MaterialBrHcBHmaxTcoef of BrTmaxTcurieNdFeB12,80012,30040-0.12150310SmCo10,5009,20026-0.04300750Alnico12,5006405.5-0.02540860Ceramic or Ferrite3,9003,2003.5-0.20300460
[SIZE=+1]Both the Neodymium Iron Boron and the Samarium Cobalt magnets are generally known as rare earth magnets since their compounds come from the rare earth or Lanthanide series of the periodic table of the elements. They were developed in the 1970's and 1980's. As can be seen in the table, these are the strongest of the permanent magnets, and are difficult to demagnetize. However, the Tmax for NdFeB is the lowest.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=+1]Alnico is made of a compound of aluminum, nickel and cobalt. Alnico magnets were first developed in the 1940's. As can be seen in the table, this magnet is least affected by temperature, but is easily demagnetized. This is the reason why bar magnets and horseshoe magnets made of alnico will easily become demagnetized by other magnets, by dropping it, and by not storing it with a keeper. Its Tmax, though, is the highest.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=+1]Ceramic or Ferrite magnets are the most popular types of magnets available today. The flexible magnets we use are a type of ceramic magnet, with the magnetic powders fixed in a flexible binder. These were first developed in the 1960's. This is a fairly strong magnet, not as easy to demagnetize as alnico, but its magnetic strength will vary the most as its temperature changes. [/SIZE]

#### electronics1

Joined Aug 21, 2009
42
Now that I have this parameters
How can I calculate the magnetization?