Questions regarding demagnetization of neodymium magnets

edited February 2015 in Magnets
So I've been wondering about conditions that might demagnetize an implant.  Are there any known conditions or circumstances that could endanger the magnetic properties of the implant that wouldn't also damage/destroy the hand it's implanted in?  Has anyone here ever had an implant be demagnetized while it was implanted in the body?

Everything I've read seems to indicate that neodymium magnets are very hard to demagnetize, but I've got this old CRT degausser that I'm dying to plug in and toy with.  Could it degauss my implants?


  • Well, the one thing that we have found that works really well for demagnetization is heat.  Not the heat that you will be exposing your hand to tho.
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