In the 2nd edition on this book, the editor has produced a comprehensively updated version that should be of interest to graduate students in physics and engineering as well as practicing scientists.
This reference covers a wide spectrum of magnetic sensors and magnetometers. In particular, the chapter on resonance magnetometers includes aspects of magnetic resonance like NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) and ESR (electron spin resonance). Optically pumped magnetometers are also discussed in detail, and material on superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUID) and magneto-optical sensors that include the magneto-optical Kerr effect should attract a wide readership. This book offers a chapter on a wide range of applications as well, like bio-magnetics, space research, navigation and geomagnetic measurements.
In this well-organized reference, readers might benefit from information on the testing and calibration of instruments in the context of field compensation and magnetic shielding.
Review by Axel Mainzer Koenig, CEO, Mainzer Koenig Research Associates, Portland, OR, USA.
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