- 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.