Naveed Zaidi

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ResearcherNaveed Zaidi
ProfessionScientist & Chemist
AchievementDevelopment of the world’s first workable plastic magnet at room temperature
Materials UsedA combination of emeraldine base polyaniline (PANi) and tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ)
Characteristics– Curie temperature above 350 K – Tentatively ferri-magnetic
Explanation– PANi: Metal-like conductor stable in air – TCNQ: Source of free radicals (unpaired electrons)
StrengthApproximately 1/100th the strength of conventional metal magnets
Future ProspectsResearchers hopeful about improvements; material capable of picking up iron filings

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