Hall Effect Magnetometers for High Magnetic Fields and Temperatures between 1.5°K and 300°K

  • L. G. Rubin
  • H. H. Sample


Perhaps the most obvious of all of the applications of the Hall effect has been its use in the measurement of magnetic fields. Since the late forties,1 the technology associated with the Hall effect magnetometer (HEM) has matured2 to the point where off-the-shelf inexpensive instruments are available from many manufacturers. Metrologically speaking, there are very few unsolved problems relating to HEM materials, device fabrication, circuit design, and system characterization—assuming certain performance limits are observed. Thus, we can routinely measure a dc or low frequency ac magnetic field in the range ~1 mT to ~3 T (~10 G to ~30 kG) with a precision3 of 0.5–2%, with spatial resolution of several millimeters, and in an environment maintained at or near room temperature.


Hall Effect High Magnetic Field Solid State Electron Slope Change Quantum Oscillation 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. G. Rubin
    • 1
  • H. H. Sample
    • 2
  1. 1.Francis Bitter National Magnet LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentTufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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