How do neodymium magnets work?

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Offline Europan Ocean

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How do neodymium magnets work?
« on: 12/02/2013 11:13:39 »
I just bought neodymium magnets, what are they made of, how do they work?

I previously knew Iron, and a little about Cobalt, but I am unfamiliar with Samarium, neodymium and Boron.
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Re: Neodymium Magnets
« Reply #1 on: 27/02/2013 17:56:38 »
A neodymium magnet " is an alloy of neodymium, iron, and boron.  Its chemical formula is Nd2Fe14B.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neodymium_magnet [nofollow]