In attempting to make magnetized neodymium (NdFeB) powder, I grinded neodymium magnets into a powderusing a belt sander. However, I found that the magnetic properties of the neodymium had decreased substantially. It would appear that any attempt to grind the magnets into a powder using this method seems to cause the diminishing magnetic field observed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neodymium_magnet .

Is it possible for neodymium (NdFeB) powder to be as magnetic as a solid neodymium (NdFeB) magnet?

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    $\begingroup$ Neodymium powder ≠ powdered neodymium magnet. Neodymium is an element, neodymium magnet is an alloy. Which one you are asking about? $\endgroup$ – andselisk Mar 3 '19 at 4:23
  • $\begingroup$ NdFeB is the type of magnet that I am referring to. $\endgroup$ – Hypnos Stratagem Mar 3 '19 at 4:28

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