Spatial recognition of a superconducting quantum interference devices nondestructive evaluation system using a small room-temperature probe

Jen Jie Chieh, I. Sheng Lin, Shieh Yueh Yang, Herng Er Horng, Chin Yih Hong, Hong Chang Yang

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A superconducting-qantum-interference-device (SQUID) nondestructive evaluation (NDE) system using a small room-temperature probe is developed for active scanning rather than for a massive movement occurring in a traditional SQUID NDE system. The small roomtemperature probe is composed of a quadruple excitation coil and a double D-shaped pickup coil. It is connected to the input coil surrounding a high-Tc rf SQUID, immersed in liquid nitrogen, and shielded by a shielding can. Beyond the NDE function, the SQUID NDE scheme has spatial recognition functions, including the detection of the orientation and depth of a narrow line crack using different parameters, and the scanning of images of large objects with arbitrary shapes. Furthermore, the spatial sensitivity, limited by the size of the probe, reaches up to only 7 μm in the aspect of crack widths and 1mm in the aspect of spatial intervals for precision NDE on a printed circuit board.

Original languageEnglish
Article number126506
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1


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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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