SQUIDs for nondestructive evaluation

  title={SQUIDs for nondestructive evaluation},
  author={W G Jenks and S S H Sadeghi and J P Wikswo},
  journal={Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics},
  pages={293 - 323}
We attempt a comprehensive review of all published research in nondestructive evaluation (NDE) performed with the superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometer since the first work was reported in the mid-1980s. The SQUID is the most sensitive detector of magnetic flux known. The energy sensitivity of the SQUID may make it the most sensitive detector of any kind. The research on SQUIDs for NDE is based on the promise of that sensitivity and on the various other desirable…