5G50.10 - Curie Point of Permanent Magnets

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Curie Point of Permanent Magnets
Loss of Magnetic Properties
Area of Study:
Electricity & Magnetism
Monel Metal, Nickel Coins, Point on Flexible Rod, Bunsen Burner, and Propane Torch.

Arrange the magnet and flexible rod so that the magnet just barely holds the rod to it. Heat the junction of the magnet and the rod with the Bunsen burner and observe the loss of magnetic attraction due to heat (Curie Point).

Hang the Monel metal or the nickel coins from the magnet.  No need to heat the junction.  Just slightly heat the Monel metal and it will fall off the magnet.  The coins can also be heated directly but will need a higher temperature to get to the Curie point.

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