I certainly agree the different magnet configurations as you mention are worthy of experimentation and testing. Also, there are other "clues" reported which could be further investigated, for example the drop size difference, and the reported increase in Iodine solubility as per "that patent".
Trapper, I'd be honoured if you let me send you a couple of free holders for your own use and experimentations... no strings attached. Magnets included if you want them.
My way of giving back a little bit to someone (yourself and this forum) who have contributed so much to all the magnet Iodine stuff etc.
I sent you PM on this, if you're interested, please PM me back.
Also a new posting in the market forum.