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Old 04-07-2010, 06:47 PM
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I posted a link to the actual paper over on AF. Unfortunately, it's not really a usable material at this time because it's not really stable chemically. However, it might point the way to finding other materials with the same kind of properties. This material is not a permanent magnet. It's a magnetic material that can get to a 30% or so stronger field. It would have uses in electric motors, alternators (generators), and even things like hard drive read/write heads. You could make smaller more powerful motors. It's pretty easy to make an 85% efficient motor today, so there is not all that much efficiency to be gained. There still will be a little. Since there are so many motors even a 5% gain can translate into a lot of electricity savings. The larger difference is the smaller size or more power that a material like this can give.
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