Magnetic susceptibility is a physical property which characterises the degree to which a material can be magnetised when exposed to an external magnetic field. The magnetic susceptibility of sediments and sedimentary rocks is a property intrinsically linked to their composition. Typical uses for magnetic susceptibility include the rapid construction of cyclostratigraphic data sets and stratigraphic correlation. The department houses a Bartington MS2 system comprising an MS2K probe for field use and core analysis, and an MS2B for discrete sample analysis in the laboratory.
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