E3S Web of Conferences
Volume 4, 2014i-DUST 2014 – Inter-Disciplinary Underground Science & Technology
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Couplings: Solid Earth, Atmosphere and Near Universe|
|Published online||22 December 2014|
Towards automated remote SQUID stations for geomagnetic measurements
1 Dept. E&E Engineering, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
2 SANSA Space Science, Hospital Street, Hermanus 7200 Western Cape, South Africa
SQUID magnetometers for geomagnetic research can only be used optimally if they are moved away from man-made interference. This leads to several problems related to infrastructure. This article briefly discusses current research involving issues with site selection, liquid nitrogen monitoring and transfer, and the use of Helmholtz coils for zero-field cooling and orientation.
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