Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

Rare Insights About Permanent Magnets


Permanent magnetic materials play a major role in the conversion of mechanical-to-electrical energy in alternators and generators and are used in a myriad of other products and technologies. Researchers using the X-ray Operations and Research beamline 4-ID-D at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source have found important new clues into ways to make those magnets longer-lasting and more powerful.

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