9304363 Banerjee This award provides funding for three years for the operation and maintenance of the Institute for Rock Magnetism in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Minnesota. The Institute was established in 1990 with funds from NSF, the W.M. Keck Foundation, and the University of Minnesota. The Institute provides access to state-of-the-art instrumentation for scientists engaged in research aimed at understanding the mechanisms by which rocks become magnetized to reflect the ambient geomagnetic field. During the last three years of its existence IRM facilities such as its high-field (5 T), low-temperature (4 K) SQUID susceptometer and its magneto-optic Kerr effect (MOKE) magnetic domain imager have been used by visitors in solving questions about the composition, concentration, and grain-size of the magnetic carriers. The Institute's policy of open access at no cost to qualifying scientists will be continued during the tenure of this award. ***

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Earth Sciences (EAR)
Application #
9304363
Program Officer
Daniel F. Weill
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
1993-09-01
Budget End
1997-02-28
Support Year
Fiscal Year
1993
Total Cost
$833,226
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Country
United States
Zip Code
55455