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Does temperature effect how easily something is magnetized?

  1. Mar 27, 2013 #1
    Say if a certain substance is heated to 500 K is it easier to magnetize than if it were at any lower temperature?

    Does temp effect the duration of magnetism?
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2013 #2
    In terms of temperature affecting magnetism, I'm pretty sure the domains will align in a better fashion if they are moving less (lower temperature).
     
  4. Mar 27, 2013 #3
    But at higher temps the domains are more free to move and more easily aligned? No?
     
  5. Mar 27, 2013 #4
    Whether or not the magnet can be magnetized more easily at higher temperatures is beyond me. I am rather sure, however, that cooling a magnet allows the domains to maintain alignment thus increasing it's strength.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2013
  6. Mar 27, 2013 #5
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