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MS2 Magnetic Susceptibility Meter


  • High Sensitivity: 1 x 10-6 cgs expandable by a factor of 10.
  • Accurate Measurements: Sensors calibrated to water.
  • Intercalibrated Sensors: Interchangeable with no adjustments.
  • Superb Temperature Stability: Very low measurement drift.
  • Low Operation Frequency: Insensitive to sample conductivity.
  • Computer interface: IBM compatible.
  • Portable Data Logger.
  • Rapid and Easy to use: Push button control gives digital reading in about 1s.
  • Choice of SI and cgs units.
  • Large 4-digit LCD includes sign.
  • Internal Batteries: rechargeable.
  • Analog interface option.


The MS2 unit is connected to any of a wide range of individually calibrated sensors. Power and data transmission is supplied to the sensor via a coaxial cable that provides superb immunity to interference. When sample material is placed within the influence of a low frequency 1 Oersted alternating magnetic field, produced by the sensor, a change in frequency results. This is converted to a reading of magnetic susceptibility and displayed digitally on the MS2 Meter. All sensors are screened to provide immunity to electrical interference and proximity effects.

MS2B Dual Frequency Sensor

The standard 36mm diameter dual frequency laboratory sensor is a unique research tool of exceptional sensitivity and versatility. It accepts 20ml and 10ml cylindrical bottles, 25.4mm and 23mm cubic boxes, and 25.4mm cylindrical cores. A sample insertion mechanism ensures perfect centering of samples.

MS2D Probe

This probe is used for rapid assessment of the concentration of ferromagnetic minerals in the top 200mm (approx.) of the land surface. It is used in studies of slope processes and is a powerful tool in archaeological prospecting.

MS2C Core Logging Sensor

A series of loop sensors with diameters ranging from 36 to 162mm are available for high precision volume susceptibility measurements on whole cores. They are suitable for measuring any type of peat, lake or marine sediment core provided it is not metal clad. Sensors are environmentally sealed to allow field and shipboard use.


MS2 Magnetic Susceptibility Meter .

  • Measuring Range: 1-999 x 10-6 cgs.
  • Temperature Range: -10 to 40C.
  • RS 232 Interface: Standard baud rate 1200.
  • Interface Outlet: 4-way rear socket.
  • Dimensions: 24.1 x 15.8 x 5cm.
  • Weight: 1.3kg.
MS2B Dual Frequency Sensor.
  • Calibration Accuracy of 1%: 10ml calibration sample provided.
  • Operating Frequencies: 0.465kHz and 4.65kHz.
  • Measurement period: 1.2sec.
  • Dimensions: 11 x 11 x 20cm.
  • Weight: 0.8kg.

MS2D Probe.

  • Operating Frequency: 0.958kHz.
  • Measurement Period: 0.5 sec.
  • Calibration Accuracy: 2% with smooth surface conditions..
  • Dimensions: Loop mean diameter 185mm.
  • Total Height: 87mm.
  • Weight: 0.5kg.

MS2C Core Logging Sensor.

  • Temperature Induced Drift: Typically 1 x 10-6 cgs per hour.
  • Operating Frequency: 0.565kHz.
  • Measurement Period: 0.9 sec.
  • Calibration Accuracy: 5%.
  • Dimensions: 27.5 x 20 x 14cm.

Standard Components

MS2 meter, power cord, carrying bag, and instruction manual.