Soft magnet paves way for engines of the future

Researchers here have used a special process to create magnets that have both types of strengths, paving the way for developing such engines in the future.
Researchers here have used a special process to create magnets that have both types of strengths, paving the way for developing such engines in the future.ST PHOTO: LIM KAILI

The first step towards cheaper, more efficient plane engines may lie in a palm-sized magnet.

Plane engines are complicated machines, containing a lot of pneumatic parts, said senior scientist Dennis Tan.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 08, 2020, with the headline 'Soft magnet paves way for engines of the future'. Print Edition | Subscribe