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Development of a thin film magnetic moment reference material



Robert R. Owings, Fabio C. Da Silva, David P. Pappas


This paper presents the results of an interlaboratory comparison and development of a magnetic moment reference material. The comparison was between the National Institute of Standards and Technology, magnetometer manufacturers, industrial, academic, and other government research laboratories. A questionnaire was included with the samples. It showed that the manufacturers of magnetometers are relatively satisfied with the existing standards. However, specific participants expressed a need for thin-film standards. Therefore, a set of thin-film low magnetic moment reference samples was produced and will be made available to determine if there is a strong demand, and help determine further development of a traceable thin-film magnetic moment standard.
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -


magnetism, moment, reference, thin film


Owings, R. , Da, F. and Pappas, D. (2008), Development of a thin film magnetic moment reference material, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 15, 2024)


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Created January 1, 2008, Updated January 27, 2020