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Ferrite A chemical compound of ceramic materials, where iron (Fe) is the main constituent. These magnets are characterised by their large magnetic field and dark, graphite appearance.
Ferrofluid An oily carrier fluid containing nanoscale particles of ferrous material (such as magnetite or hematite). The fluid distorts and takes on new forms when influenced by an external magnetic field.
Ferrous A material that relates to (or contains) iron is said to be 'ferrous'. Magnets can only influence/attract ferrous material.