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Horseshoe magnet tapered

100 x 48 mm, school magnet made of AlNiCo5, red-green coated

Item number EDU-6
Unit of Sale 1 piece
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1 pc. 22,00 EUR ea.
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This bent AlNiCo horseshoe magnet measures 100 mm x 48 mm (at the widest point) and is painted red-green. The north pole is located on the red end. The horseshoe magnet is well packaged for shipping, the poles are short-circuited with a magnet keeper. Unlike our other three U-shaped magnets, the ends of this magnet are not parallel, and the poles are closer together.

Almost all magnets on our website are made of NdFeB (neodymium-iron-boron). However, this horseshoe magnet is of a different material, namely AlNiCo (aluminium-nickel-cobalt and iron). AlNiCo is better suited for U-shaped magnets because it is less brittle and much more heat-resistant (up to approx. 450 degrees Celsius). Though AlNiCo is approx. eight times weaker than NdFeB, it is still much stronger than a ferrite magnet (=refrigerator magnet). A horseshoe-shaped NdFeB magnet would break too easily and is therefore not manufactured in this shape.

Please note

The horseshoe magnets are not evenly magnetised over the full length. Only the tip of the magnet has a clear north or south pole. Therefore, if you need a rather big and homogeneous field for your experiments in class, you are better off with two normal neodymium block magnets placed opposite from each other.

Technical data

Article ID EDU-6
EAN 7640155431781
Weight 110 g
We thank Bram Spaan, photo artist from the Netherlands, for these great photos with different AlNiCo magnets (www.bramspaan.com).

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