The performance of a SQUID NDE probe with integrated planar SQUID gradiometers was compared to that with an electronic axial SQUID gradiometer. A circular excitation coil was used for the SQUID NDE probe with the planar gradiometer, whereas a differential excitation coil was adopted for the one with the axial gradiometer. These NDE systems are used to detect a buried flaw in aluminum plates, and the phase-depth relations of the buried flaw were found to show similar linear dependences. Overall, the SQUID NDE system with the planar gradiometer is relatively simple and practical for unshielded operations.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics