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Magnets and Cents

copper manganeseWith as plentiful as magnets are in our everyday lives– from the electronics and motors to our refrigerators covered in them – it’s hard to imagine that there are only a few metals that are naturally magnetic. As we become more gadget obsessed, our need for magnetic materials increases. And now researchers have made magnets out of two non-magnetic metals: copper and manganese. This discovery could be useful in microscopic electronics and sensors.

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