asclogodrop2.jpg (8279 bytes) MS2/MS3 Magnetic Susceptibility System

Manual  Core Track for use with the Bartington MS2C Sensor

TerraLoggerMS Field Datalogger for use with MS2/MS3


Magnetic Susceptibility Product Range Brochure

MS2-MS3 Datasheet

MS2 Operation Manual

Environmental Magnetic Susceptibility:  Using the Bartington MS2 System, by John Dearing



The Bartington MS2/MS3 System offers the only full range of equipment for high precision field and laboratory measurements. With this unique range of sensors, the Bartington system is now well established as the world standard for field or laboratory use.

The Bartington system consists of the new MS3 Meter (below) or original MS2 Meter  and one or more individually calibrated sensors for samples or field measurements. 

Also available is Bartington's Magnetic Susceptibility vs. Temperature System






Magnetic susceptibility measurements are widely
used in:

  • Geological & Soil Surveys

  • Paleomagnetic Studies

  • Archaeology

  • Environmental Studies

  • Mineral Exploration

  • Core Logging & Correlation




MS2-MS3 Datasheet







The MS3 Magnetic Susceptibility Meter is a new instrument offering a wide measurement range, with excellent resolution. It is used with the MS2 range of sensors and probes, reading up to 26 SI (volume) with effective resolution of 2 x 10-6 SI.

The MS3 Meter, with MS2 probes, is the ideal instrument for soil, rock, powder and liquid measurements in environmental science, geophysics  and industrial applications. The increase in the upper range, compared to its predecessor the MS2, permit its use in iron and copper ore processing, and other situations where samples with very high magnetic susceptibility are encountered.

The MS3 Meter consists of a small electronics module and new Windows-based software "BartSoft". All user-control and display functions are provided within BartSoft Windows, which can be run on a desktop/laptop PC for laboratory use, or BartSoftCE, for use with a handheld Windows Mobile device for field use.

The MS3 Meter is now recommended for all users, in preference to the MS2 Meter, due to its expanded range and much greater control of measurement parameters through the BartSoft software.  It is compatible with all MS2 sensors, including the susceptibility vs. temperature (X/T) system.

The recommended field data logger is the Trimble Nomad, which is field rugged, runs Windows Mobile operating system and includes a built-in GPS.  ASC Scientific is an authorized Trimble dealer for the Nomad and all Trimble Mapping/GIS products





MS2B 36mm I.D. Sample Sensor - Accepts standard 1" diameter paleomagnetic cores, 1" cubic boxes and 10 ml  cylindrical bottles.
MS2C Core Logging Sensor - For whole core analysis, available with internal diameters of 30, 36, 40, 45, 47, 50, 60, 70, 72, 80, 85, 90, 93, 100, 110, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 146, 150, 160 or 162 mm.
Information on Manual and Automated Core Tracks for use with the MS2C sensor
MS2D Field Search Loop - Designed for rapid assessment of ferrimagnetic minerals in the top 100 mm (approximately) of the land surface.
MS2E High Resolution Surface Sensor - For high resolution scanning of the surface of split cores.
MS2F Miniature Field Surface Probe - Designed for soil surface measurements.  
MS2G Small Sample Sensor - Designed for measurement of 1 ml powder or liquid samples.
MS2H Down Hole Probe - For sub-surface profiling of strata in 25mm nominal diameter auger holes
MS2K Surface Sensor - Designed for stratigraphic study of exposed geological and archaeological sections



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