Is Neodynium just a stronger magnet?


Posted by Steve Kioski on October 30, 192002 at 21:37:27:

I purchased some cheap magnets and made some rings of my own, but I don't know if they're ceramic, rare earth, or something else. My question is, is the strength of the magnet what makes one kind work better than another?

One of these lifts another at 1" apart, if that's any indication of strength.
ANSWER: The neodymium magnets are rare earth magnets, and they are 30 times, or sometimes 100 times stronger than ceramic magnets. You can't buy these at a hardware store. You can only buy ceramic magnets at hardware stores, and they are magnets that you put on your refrigerator.