Nano-scale traceable magnetic field measurements

Short Name: NanoMag, Project Number: 15SIB06
Large inductor coil

Accurate and traceable measurement capabilities for micro and nanoscale magnetic field measurement 

The development of smaller, higher-performance electronic devices demands the measurement of magnetic fields on ever smaller scales. Although magnetic fields at the macro level can be measured accurately and reliably traced back to magnetic reference standards, measurements at the micro and nano level cannot – this is hindering high-tech industries’ ability to conduct the quantitative analysis and quality control needed to develop innovative products. This project has developed European metrology capabilities that build on the achievements of EMRP project EXL04 SpinCal to extend the accurate and traceable measurement of magnetic fields to micrometre and nanometre scales. This has contributed to the international harmonisation of high-resolution magnetic field measurement, and allows European industry to measure and manipulate fields with previously unattainable levels of precision. Industrial users in fields including computing, magnetic sensing and biomedicine will be able to develop new standards in quality control and product performance.


EMPIR project 20SIP04 qMOIF builds on this work.

Project website
Frontiers of magnetic force microscopy

Journal of Applied Physics

Metrological large range magnetic force microscopy

Review of Scientific Instruments

Other Participants
Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (France)
Gebze Teknik Universitesi (Turkey)
ISC International Standards Consulting GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Leibniz-Institut fuer Festkoerper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden e.V. (Germany)
SENIS AG (Switzerland)
Sensitec GmbH (Germany)
Verein zur Förderung von Innovationen durch Forschung, Entwicklung und Technologietransfer e.V. (Germany)