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Interesting Intermetallics

October 01, 2011

Author: Nick Fries, Iowa State University Material Advantage Chapter

Publication history: Accepted from the Fall 2010 Materials Radio podcast contest (sponsored by the ASM K-12 Education Subcommittee)

Intermetallics and the amazing things they do are discussed. For example, when you mix iron, neodymium, and boron together in the right amounts, you get neodymium iron boride. This intermetallic is the strongest magnet in the world.

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