Cryogenic Magnetometer

2-G Superconducting Rock Magnetometer

A more detailed description can be found in IRM Quarterly v. 3, n. 3, Fall 1993


The cryogenic magnetometer is used primarily to measure the magnetism of a sample that has been acquired either in nature or in some sort of laboratory field. Measurements of natural remanence are made to understand past variations in the Earth's magnetic field, or to study aspects of plate tectonics. Laboratory remanences given to a sample have a variety of rock-magnetic applications, such as magnetic granulometry for example.

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  • sample preparation