We developed a new sensitive microcantilever torque magnetometer-based magnetic field sensor that can detect magnetic field changes of a few nano-Tesla under ambient conditions. This sensor consists of a torsion oscillator, fabricated by a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) process, and a soft magnetic Fe77.5Si7.5B15 wire. This paper describes the principle and details of the experimental set-up and demonstrates that the sensitivity can be further improved by modifying the spring constant of the cantilever.
- Magnetic field sensor
- torsion oscillator
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering