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I have 2 magnets made of Neodymium-Iron Boron which are 2 inch by 2 inch by 1/2 inch and have 70 pounds of pull. If I force the magnets together into repelling positions with North pole facing Northpole or South pole facing South pole, how long would it take for the magnets to degrade in the amount of pounds or MGOe of pull/push?

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I know of no easy answer to your question. Different magnets act differently, and I do not know at what level you consider the magnet degraded. I recommend that you contact a magnet manufacturer, for example, Shin-Etsu Chemical, (408-383-9240) and ask them for for specifications on their magnets. They make very powerful permanent magnets (Nd-Fe-B types). Magnets degrate over time and with temperature, but the rate depends on the magnet.

I hope you can find your answer from them and if you do, please let me know as well.

Thanks

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Dr. Ali Khounsary



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