A possible M31 alternative?
  • I am aware of the fact that M31s are currntly being tested by @AlexSmith, but I was looking for an alternative source in case I wont be able to get the magnet from cyberise.me because it seems like there is way more people interested than there is magnets to go around. So I found this magnet and I think that after some testing it might be a good alternative.
    Would love to hear your opinion.

    http://www.gaussboys.com/store/index.php/d0301g.html

  • mmuyskensmmuyskens January 4
    Ummm this link makes me question there definition of "gold"

    http://www.gaussboys.com/store/index.php/magnet-information/ndfeb-grades-coatings.html

  • What do you mean @mmuyskens?

    EDIT: If you mean that the coating might be a mixture of Ni, Cu and Au and not just pure gold I don't think that's the case. Because looking at other coatings they have some metals written twice. For example Nickel coating -> Ni + Cu + Ni. Which makes me believe The magnets have 3 layers; 1. Ni 2. Cu 3. Ni.
    If that's true, then the gold coating would also have 3 layers; 1. Ni 2. Cu 3. Au. Which would mean the magnet does indeed have a pure gold coating.

    I might be wrong. So please correct me if I am.
  • mmuyskensmmuyskens January 8
    You're probably right - probably still worth asking for clarification though.
  • Yes, I just sent them am email asking them about the coating they use. I'll post it here when they answer.