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Degaussing AlNiCo Magnets

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Rileyesi, Jan 21, 2004.

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  1. Rileyesi

    Rileyesi Guest

    I need to degauss some AlNiCo magnets. They are cylindrical (2" OD, 1.5' ID,
    and 1" long). We charge them with a single pole going through the diameter. I
    want to degauss about 100 magnets that have been charged, but were left hanging
    on a metal plate for years and have lost some of their charge.

    Any tips or hints on how to build a degausser? Or, can anyone recommend a
    company that makes them? I did a search at, but most of
    those companies make the degaussers for computer monitors. Not what I need.

  2. If you're planning to charge them, you must have a
    furnace available capable of reaching their Curie
    temperature (around 800C- 900C for most alloys). Simply hold
    them there without an impressed field long enough for their
    domains to randomize. For that matter, just heat them above
    their Curie point and remagnetize them the way you want.

    Googling alnico +demagnetizing returned (among others) this:

    Mark L. Fergerson
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