MadSci Network: Physics

Subject: Magnetism

Date: Thu May 7 11:52:46 1998
Posted by David Calkins
Grade level: undergrad
School: No school entered.
City: San Francisco State/Province: CA
Country: No country entered.
Area of science: Physics
ID: 894559966.Ph

Why is it that only Iron (and it's products, e.g. Steel) is magnetic?  
Could Titanium (for example) become ionized to the point of being 
magnetic?  Does this happen in nature, or via man-made methods which I 
just don't know about?  What are all metals that can become magnets?  
Why or why not?

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