Accession Number:

AD0420237

Title:

A MODIFIED SANFORD-BENNETT HIGH-H PERMEAMETER,

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INDIANA GENERAL CORP VALPARAISO

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Report Date:

1963-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Sanford-Bennett High-H permeameter was developed originally for measuring hysteresis loops on Alnico magnets. It permits to maintain a magnetizing force H of 5000 oersted Oe in a 5 cm gap. Some modern magnet materials of high coercive force, like barium ferrite and platinum cobalt, require much higher magnetizing forces to become saturated. Narrowing the gap is limited to 2.1 cm by the flip coil arrangement, which limits the magnetizing force to about 8000 Oe. In order to extend this limit, the permeameter had to be modified. Flip coils were replaced by a Hall probe to measure H and compensated coils to measure intrinsic induction B-H. The minimum gap could thus be reduced to 0.65 cm and the magnetizing force increased to about 11,000 Oe. The use of tapered 40 Co 60 Fe Pole pieces and applying 200V allowed the doubling of this value. Introducing Hall probes to measure H and an ideal fluxmeter to measure B-H shortened measuring time to about one fourth at only a slight reduction of accuracy. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE