A large-scale cylindrical magnetic shielding case was developed. It was made of permalloy (outer diameter 68 cm, length 180 cm, thickness 1.6 mm, weight approximately 60 kg) with an opening at one end and with Metglas® 2705M amorphous ribbons (width 5 cm, thickness approximately 22 µm) wound spirally about the permalloy case in 16 layers (total weight 12.1 kg) to cover the surface. A toroidal coil (36 turns) was wound around the amorphous layers to allow the creation of a magnetic shaking field. An external magnetic field was applied to the shielding case by means of a large rectangular Hemholtz coil, to evaluate the shielding factor, which was about 2700 at a frequency of 0.5 Hz when the shaking frequency was 200 Hz. At higher frequencies, it gradually dropped. The shielding factor was almost constant relative to the amplitude of the disturbing field down to 3 mG; beyond that point, a residual field could not be detected because of the limit of resolution of the flux gate magnetometer used. The leakage of the shaking field was about 30 µG at the center of the shielding case.
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- Engineering (miscellaneous)