September 1, 2004
The world’s first plastic magnet to work at room temperature has passed the elementary test of magnetism.
One of the most likely applications is magnetic coating of computer hard disks, which could lead to a new generation of high-capacity disks.
Plastic magnets could also have important medical applications, for example in dentistry or the transducers used in cochlear implants. Organic magnetic materials are less likely to be rejected… read more