demagnetize

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erase (a magnetic storage device)

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It's based on research showing that some magnets will spontaneously demagnetize when hit by a powerful enough shock wave, releasing a pulse of energy, in the process.
This demagnetizes a "window" in the magnetized fluid and the window is discerned by the detector coil as a momentary drop in output signal.
In other words, the scanner demagnetizes a security tag on the item being purchased.
Degaussing demagnetizes the storage medium to the point that the data can no longer be recovered.