Magnetometer utilizing cooled normal pickup coil and high-Tc superconducting quantum interference device picovoltmeter for nondestructive evaluation

Tong Qing Yang, Kenichiro Yao, Daisuke Yamasaki, Keiji Enpuku

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Abstract

A magnetometer utilizing a cooled normal pickup coil and a high-T c superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) picovoltmeter was applied to nondestructive evaluation in an unshielded environment. The pickup coil of copper wire was cooled to T = 77 K in order to decrease thermal noise from resistance. The magnetic field noise of the magnetometer was 130pT/Hz1/2 and 10 pT/Hz1/2 at 100 Hz and 1 kHz, respectively, for the pickup coil with a 4.4mm diameter. It was shown that the magnetometer could be moved in an unshielded environment without degradation of its performance. By moving the cooled pickup coil, we successfully detected a small crack on the backsurface of the Cu plate in an unshielded environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L626-L628
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Volume44
Issue number20-23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 5 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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