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Title: Influence of demagnetization coil configuration on residual field in an extremely magnetically shielded room: Model and measurements
Author(s): S. Knappe-Grueneberg, A. Schnabel, G. Wübbeler and M. Burghoff
Journal: Journal of Applied Physics
Year: 2008
Volume: 103
Issue: 7
Pages: 07E925
AIP Publishing
DOI: 10.1063/1.2837876
ISSN: 00218979
Web URL: http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jap/103/7/10.1063/1.2837876
Tags: 8.42
Abstract: The Berlin magnetically shielded room 2 (BMSR-2) features a magnetic residual field below 500 pT and a field gradient level less than 0.5 pT ∕ mm , which are needed for very sensitive human biomagnetic recordings or low field NMR. Nevertheless, below 15 Hz , signals are compromised by an additional noise contribution due to vibration forced sensor movements in the field gradient. Due to extreme shielding, the residual field and its homogeneity are determined mainly by the demagnetization results of the mumetal shells. Eight different demagnetization coil configurations can be realized, each results in a characteristic field pattern. The spatial dc flux density inside BMSR-2 is measured with a movable superconducting quantum interference device system with an accuracy better than 50 pT . Residual field and field distribution of the current-driven coils fit well to an air-core coil model, if the high permeable core and the return lines outside of the shells are neglected. Finally, we homogenize the residual field by selecting a proper coil configuration.

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