# Does temperature effect how easily something is magnetized?

1. Mar 27, 2013

### Nathew

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?

2. Mar 27, 2013

### kitoper

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).

3. Mar 27, 2013

### Nathew

But at higher temps the domains are more free to move and more easily aligned? No?

4. Mar 27, 2013

### kitoper

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.

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5. Mar 27, 2013

### kitoper

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