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Handbook of Magnetic Measurements

1st Edition

By Slawomir Tumanski

CRC Press

404 pages | 760 B/W Illus.

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While magnetic devices are used in a range of applications, the availability of up-to-date books on magnetic measurements is quite limited. Collecting state-of-the-art knowledge from information scattered throughout the literature, Handbook of Magnetic Measurements covers a wide spectrum of topics pertaining to magnetic measurements. It describes magnetic materials and sensors, the testing of magnetic materials, and applications of magnetic measurements.

Suitable for specialists as well as readers with minimal knowledge of magnetic measurements, the book begins with an easy-to-follow introduction to the essentials of magnetic measurements. It then offers a comprehensive review of various modern magnetic materials, such as soft and hard magnetic materials and thin magnetic films. The text also describes all commonly used magnetic field sensors, including inductive, fluxgate, Hall, magnetoresistive, resonance, SQUID, magnetoelastic, and magnetooptical sensors. The final chapters discuss the nondestructive testing of materials and explore applications related to magnetic measurements, including magnetic diagnostics in medicine, magnetoarcheology, and magnetic imaging.

A thorough overview of magnetic measurements, this handbook helps readers navigate the sometimes impenetrable terms of the field. It also assists them in the quest to design electromagnetic devices in a more effective way.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Magnetic Measurements

Fundamentals of Magnetic Measurements

Historical Background

Main Terms

The Magnetization Process of Ferromagnetic Materials

Anisotropy and Texture

Electromagnetic Loss

Influence of the Magnetic Field on Physical Properties of a Material

Magnetic Resonance

Superconductivity Used in Magnetic Measurements

Main Rules of Magnetics

The Physical Principles of Magnetism

The Magnetic Hysteresis

Sources of a Magnetic Field

The Samples and Circuits of the Material under Test

Magnetic Shielding

Magnetic Materials

Soft Magnetic Materials: General Information

Silicon Iron Electrical Steel

Nickel- and Cobalt-Based Alloys

Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Alloys

Soft Ferrites

Hard Magnetic Materials

Special Magnetic Materials

Magnetic Sensors

General Remarks

Induction Sensors

Fluxgate Sensors

Magnetoresistive and Magnetoimpedance Sensors

Hall-Effect Sensors

Resonance Sensors

SQUID Sensors

Resonance Sensors and Magnetometers

Other Magnetic Sensors

Testing of Magnetic Materials

AC Testing of Soft Magnetic Materials

DC Testing of Soft Magnetic Materials

Testing of Hard Magnetic Materials

Special Methods of Testing of Magnetic Materials

Magnetic Field Measurements and Their Applications

Environment Magnetic Fields

Applications of Magnetic Field Measurements

Magnetic Diagnostics


References appear at the end of each chapter.

About the Author

S. Tumanski is a professor of electrical measurements at Warsaw University of Technology. He is the author of Principles of Electrical Measurements (CRC Press, 2006) and Thin Film Magnetoresistive Sensors (CRC Press, 2001). Active for many years in industrial and magnetic measurements, Dr. Tumanski developed the scanning system of magnetic field known as magnetovision, which can be used for the nondestructive testing of electrical steel.

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SCIENCE / Physics