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High Temp and Magnets

High Temp and Magnets

High Temp and Magnets

(OP)
I've done a bit of research on the effect of temp on a material's magnetism, but I really need yes or no answer.  Is is pointless to try to pick up an iron piece that is around 1600 deg F with a magnet.  The curie temp is 1420 deg F so iron's ferromagnetism disappears, but paramagnetism remains.  Can I exploit paramagnetism to achieve the same ends?  Thanks.

RE: High Temp and Magnets

You could defect the path of iron particles, but you will not be able to pick them up.  The para forces are less than the mass.

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Corrosion never sleeps, but it can be managed.
http://www.trenttube.com/Trent/tech_form.htm

RE: High Temp and Magnets

As EdStainless said, a paramagnetic material will not be attracted to a magnet in any measurable sense.

Just wanted to mention: If you had planned to use a permanent magnet to pick up the iron, the magnet would demagnetize when brought near-to or in-contact with the iron at that temperature.  The Curie point of Alnico is 1580 degF.

RE: High Temp and Magnets

I presumed that the magnet would be cooled.

These effects are fun to play with.  Some liquid gases have similar properties.

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Corrosion never sleeps, but it can be managed.
http://www.trenttube.com/Trent/tech_form.htm

RE: High Temp and Magnets

(OP)
EdStainless, MagMike:
  Thanks for your help.  

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