July 2017




Feature Article



Magnetometry Measurements: Considerations for Magnetic and First-Order-Reversal-Curve Measurements

Brad C. Dodrill, Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.

Magnetometers are used to characterize magnetic material properties. Magnetometry techniques can be broadly classified into two categories: inductive and force-based. Common inductive methods include vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM), extraction magnetometry, AC susceptometry and superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometry. The two most commonly used inductive techniques are VSM and SQUID magnetometry. Alternating gradient magnetometry (AGM) is the most often used force-based technique. The measurement most commonly performed to characterize a material’s magnetic properties is that of a major hysteresis loop. <read more>











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Call for Presentations

Mag18Magnetics 2018 is now accepting abstracts. The conference will have five tracks to address the magnetics market. All sessions will be placed in a Track. With limited sessions per track, it is imperative to submit an abstract before the deadline to ensure your speaking slot. The conference provides an excellent forum to discuss new developments in technology, market conditions and end-user requirements that are driving innovation, capabilities and features, application trends and performance improvements.


A Boost for Permanent Magnets
Scientists at TU Darmstadt explored on an atomic level how changes in iron content influence the micro-structure of samarium-cobalt based permanent magnets. In the long run they could contribute to the development of permanent magnets with improved magnetic performance. These magnets can be found in microwave tubes, gyroscopes and satellite controls, for instance. <read more>


Scientists Discover a 2-D Magnet
Magnetic materials form the basis of technologies that play increasingly pivotal roles in our lives today, including sensing and hard-disk data storage. But as our innovative dreams conjure wishes for ever-smaller and faster devices, researchers are seeking new magnetic materials that are more compact, more efficient and can be controlled using precise, reliable methods. <read more>


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  Industry News

Momentum Licenses ORNL Technology
Dallas-based Momentum Technologies has non-exclusively licensed Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s 3D-printed magnet technology and plans to commercialize the first 3D-printed magnet made from recycled materials. ORNL has demonstrated that 3D-printed magnets can outperform those created by traditional methods and could be used in electric vehicles, wind turbines and high-speed rail. Momentum holds two other ORNL technology licenses related to the recovery of rare earth minerals and magnets from electronic waste. <read more>


Magnet Applications, Inc. Awarded ITAR Certification
Magnet Applications, Inc., a provider of compression bonded magnets, injection molded magnets and magnetic assemblies to the automotive, medical, defense and aerospace industries,  has once again received the official International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) certification from the US Department of State. ITAR is required to do projects with military or defense customers. <read more>


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Event Listings




Mag18Magnetics 2018
February 8-9
Orlando, Fla.

Magnetics 2018, will focus on the latest advancements in magnetic applications, technology and materials. Serving OEM developers of products that utilize magnets and magnet systems, design engineers, OEM developers involved in EMC technology and magnetic effects, magnetics manufacturers and integrators, and material suppliers in the magnetics industry. Magnetics 2018 is an opportunity to learn from technical experts and network with peers, professionals and potential business partners involved in a variety of applications. Learn about advancements in magnetic materials, as well as the latest technical innovations and application developments in the field of magnetics. Learn the outlook for pricing and economics. Discover the latest techniques, equipment and materials involved in the performance and control of magnetics. Learn from leading technical innovators the latest developments in how magnets are being applied, and magnetic effects utilized, to help optimize system and product performance in diverse applications.



MDS18Motor & Drive Systems 2018
February 8-9, 2018
Orlando, Fla.

Motor & Drive Systems 2018 is focused on the latest technical advancements impacting the design and integration of motor, drive systems and motion control for manufacturing, industrial and packaging, as well as automotive/EV applications. The 15th annual conference will be held February 8-9, 2018 in Orlando, Fla.

Conference topics will include improving motor efficiency and reliability, regulatory and safety issues, testing standards and programs, emerging and high growth applications, developing and pairing motor & drive systems and improving loss prediction and calculation. Join leading OEM design engineers and discover how new technologies are improving performance, energy efficiency and providing cost savings in a variety of applications.


New to 2018 – the Motor Testing Summit. This track of sessions will feature presentations on how to improve motor performance and efficiency, power quality and the importance of identifying potential issues before they become a problem.






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