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EPSRC Reference: GR/M91242/01
Title: JREI: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY SQUID MAGNETOMETER
Principal Investigator: Shaw, Professor J
Other Investigators:
Dickson, Dr D Dearing, Professor JA Rosseinsky, Professor M
Schiffrin, Professor D
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Project Partners:
Elliot Scientific Ltd University of Liverpool
Department: Earth Surface Dynamics
Organisation: University of Liverpool
Scheme: JREI
Starts: 01 February 2001 Ends: 31 January 2002 Value (£): 150,000
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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The aim is to establish a versatile magnetic measurement facility which will have the sensitivity, field and frequency range to play a central role in a diverse range of projects.The SQUID magnetometer will be used in characterisation of the electronic behaviour of novel superconducting, magnetic and magnetoresistive solids, studies of climate change and the environment involving the development of novel measuring techniques and theories in rock and mineral magnetism, biomagnetism, the magnetism of nanostructured materials and fundamental and applied aspects of magnetic recording technology. The specification of the instrument will make it a valuable addition to UK infrastructure and is essential to the proposed programmes. a.c. measurements over a wide frequency range will give new insight into the grain size distribution of superparamagnetic minerals, allow detailed media and chemically assembled nanostructured systems. The 7T field is required to saturate geomagnetic samples and allow detailed study of nanostructured and cluster-blocked systems, while the low field sensitivity of the SQUID is required in the search for new superconductors.The significant contribution (45%) from Elliot Scientific/Quantum Design is on the basis of a collaboration on the design of a new magnetometer product. This reflects the expertise in magnetism at Liverpool, which will allow effective use of the new instrument in projects spanning the whole range of condensed matter science.
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