Magnetic shielding in a low-temperature torsion pendulum experiment.


A new type of ether drift experiment searches for anomalous torques on a permanent magnet. A torsion pendulum is used at liquid helium temperature so that superconducting cylinders can be used to shield magnetic fields. Lead shields attenuate the earth's field, while Nb-Sn shields fastened to the pendulum contain the fields of the magnet. The paper describes the technique by which the earth's field can be reduced below 10(-4) G while simultaneously the moment of the magnet can be reduced by a factor of 7 x 10(4).

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@article{Phillips1979MagneticSI, title={Magnetic shielding in a low-temperature torsion pendulum experiment.}, author={Peter R. Phillips}, journal={The Review of scientific instruments}, year={1979}, volume={50 8}, pages={1018-9} }