PALEOMAGNETIC AND
ROCK MAGNETIC

Equipment

 

 

  • Instruments necessary to conduct paleomagnetic/rock magnetic investigations are available in the Menlo Park Magnetics Laboratory. Measurement of magnetic direction and polarity are made using spinner and superconducting magnetometers. Partial demagnetization experiments can be performed using both alternating field and thermal methods. A unique Rubens coil apparatus is available for paleointensity experiments.Large magnetic systems can be used to study induced magnetizations, calculate Curie temperatures, and determine other rock magnetic properties. A large, magnetically shielded room allows researchers to conduct investigations on many materials that previously were very difficult, if not impossible, to study.
 


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