Can anything be magnetic?



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    Not anything, but many things, can become magnets if placed beside a strong magnet for long periods of time, or turned into electromagnets. Certain ceramics, rubber, and some polymers can become magnets. However, it appears that all of these contain metal in some form, and metals are the easiest to make magnets out of due to their specific crystal structure. In 2004, scientists discovered a type of “rule-breaking” hydrocarbon molecule that shows great promise for making a completely non-metal magnet.

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    No. You can’t make plastics or bananas magnetic. For something to be magnetic, it needs to be comprised of certain metals. for example, pure gold is not magnetic on it’s own. “If you put it in a magnetic field it will magnetize a tiny bit, but only so long as it’s in the field. There are alloys of gold, for example gold with more than about 20% of the atoms replaced by iron, which do magnetize on their own, at least when they are very cold.” 

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    Well, not everything is magnetic on his own, but introduced to a strong magnetic field, it’s almost certain that it will hover in a magnetic field. Take the magnetic field generator in the Netherland for instance, it can actualy make a magnetic field strong enough to make anything hover in the air (so far it is tested). So I would say yes, not everything is magnetic, but you can make everything magnetic.

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