Static Magnetic Susceptibility Measurements on Small Solid Samples

  • A. Van den Bosch


An apparatus for the precise measurement of the magnetic susceptibility of small solid samples has been described in Volume 5 of the Vacuum Microbalance Techniques series. The striking part of the setup is a vacuum microbalance with a sensitivity of about 10−4 dyne. The aim of this contribution is to emphasize the need for such a balance. This is achieved by discussing measurements. In particular an analysis of the apparent susceptibilities of an impure MgO crystal is given, leading to a value of the diamagnetic susceptibility more negative than the one found in the literature. Furthermore, some data are reported on the paramagnetic compound Cs2MnCl4.


Lithium Fluoride Diamagnetic Susceptibility Force Detector Diamagnetic Material Apparent Susceptibility 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Van den Bosch
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  1. 1.Solid State Physics DepartmentS. C. K. - C. E. N. MolBelgium

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