Can I weaken a neodymium super-magnet?
February 10, 2013 8:37 PM Subscribe
I got a bunch of neodymium super-magnets to put up heavy stuff on the side of my refrigerator and hold music to a steel music stand. I made the mistake of ordering the maximum-strength (N50) ones, which are so strong I can't handle them, even in the small size (1/4" x 1/2").
posted by KRS to technology (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Is there a way to reduce the strength to the "standard" of around N35? Perhaps heating, freezing, pounding them with a hammer on an anvil?
I also have a high-capacity demangnitizer made to erase VHF video cassettes. Will that work?
Suggestions will be appreciated.