Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Geophysics

Paleomagnetism Lab

The UC Berkeley Paleomagnetism Lab features a superconducting rock magnetometer within a three-layer magnetostatic shield. The walk-in shield creates a low-field analytical and sample handling environment while the magnetometer is equipped with 3 very sensitive DC superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) to measure the remanent magnetization of earth and planetary materials. The lab is directed by Prof. Swanson-Hysell.