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Is it possible to create a magnetic wire out of iron?

  1. Jan 7, 2016 #1
    In other words, would a iron wire be magnetic at the tip?
    If i put the wire in contact with a bar magnet would it get stronger?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 7, 2016 #2
    Iron wire is essentially pure iron, malleable. It is also magnetically soft, which means that its direction of magnetization is easily changed. But steel wire was used in Poulsens wire recorder:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wire_recording
     
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