Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-EM Earth's Electromagnetism

[S-EM17] Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Rock Magnetism

Mon. May 21, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM A03 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Nobutatsu Mochizuki(Priority Organization for Innovation and Excellence, Kumamoto University), Hisayoshi Shimizu(Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo), Chairperson:Hoshi Hiroyuki(Department of Science Education, Aichi University of Education), Mochizuki Nobutatsu(熊本大学)

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

[SEM17-11] Magnetic Moment Measurements using Scanning SQUID microscope: Noise Reduction and Calibration

*Hirokuni Oda1, Jun Kawai2, John Anthony Tarduno3 (1.Institute of Geology and Geoinformation, Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, 2.Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 3.University of Rochester)

Keywords:Scanning SQUID microscope, noise level, magnetic moment, single zircon crystal, calibration

Starting from around the 21th century, scanning SQUID (superconducting quantum interference device) microscopes (SSMs) have been used for paleomagnetism and the number of applications are increasing (e.g. Weiss et al., 2000, 2007; Gattacceca et al., 2006; Oda et al., 2011, Fu et al., 2014). SSMs enable one to obtain magnetic images at a scale of ~0.1 mm by measuring the vertical component of the magnetic field over geological thin sections. Recently, the Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ), AIST, in collaboration with Kanazawa Institute of Technology, have developed a SSM with a hollow-structured cryostat (Kawai et al., 2016; Oda et al., 2016). In the presentation, we show magnetic mapping of single crystal zircons with the GSJ/AIST SSM. Magnetic moments of single zircon crystals were estimated by fitting a theoretical expression of the magnetic field produced by a magnetic dipole to the data. Noise reduction, utilizing multiple measurement data, will be demonstrated. Also, calibration of magnetic moments measured with the GSJ/AIST SSM using a precision current source and a point magnetic source will be presented.