Development of Paramagnetism Analyze

T. Ewetumo

Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

J. E. Orokhe *

Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


One of the quantities of fundamental importance in describing magnetic phenomena and materials is the magnetic moment. This research focused on the development of a paramagnetic materials analyzer using locally sourced materials to determine magnetic moment of magnetic materials. This involves the design of a sensing unit. The sensing unit comprised of a colpitts oscillator, preamplifier and shaping circuit, K – type thermocouple sensor, thermocouple amplifier, microcontroller, matrix keypad and a LCD. The developed instrument was calibrated using a known standard magnetic moment value of iron. The instrument was tested and it was able to determine the magnetic moment of available magnetic materials with a standard deviation of 0.0163. The value of magnetic moment obtained for the available known materials fall within the range of values obtained from literature.

Keywords: Magnetic moment, paramagnetic materials, oscillator, temperature, microcontroller and amplifier

How to Cite

Ewetumo, T., and J. E. Orokhe. 2019. “Development of Paramagnetism Analyze”. Physical Science International Journal 21 (2):1-12.


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