Neodymium Metal Cube 99.5%

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Neodymium Metal Cube 99.5%

from 52.00

Now meet neodymium of strong magnet fame. This solid little cube of neodymium is special in that this is a metal normally only seen oxidized. You take off the oxidation and it will briefly look much like any other metal (see second photo) but inevitably it starts to darken and darken and darken some more - if left out to dry in air eventually, welll... see photo #3. 

You'll recall that the very air we breathe and cannot live without rusts the iron in our lungs and gives blood its crimson hue; a reversible process whose cycle begins anew when tissue cells take that oxygen atom and send the blood back to fetch more. Neodymium, too, is quite susceptible to oxygen's spell and the color of its molecular marriage is gray (here even darker thanks to wetting wetting with oil).

You have two choices. Go with the machine made cubes with their laser-etched script to match the style of the rest of our density cubes, and which will arrive just as in the photo or have one specially made with a milling machine that we can have it arrive at your doorstep with at least a good portion of the metallic luster still intact. This would be a reasonable choice if you had access to specialized equipment that could see the cube protected under argon long term, in which case it would conserve its unoxidized surface. Do note though that making these cubes is an arduous, manual process. Please allow up to a week for delivery. 10mm is the target but the finalized cube may be a little bigger or smaller but your satisfaction is absolutely guaranteed... these cubes are made to impress!

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