A versatile and sensitive magnetometer has been developed and
constructed. The design was based on the concept of a vibrating sample
magnetometer originally suggested by S. Foner. A novel pick-up coil
arrangement has been installed which minimises noise arising from
mechanical vibrations of the magnet assembly or lateral movements of
the sample. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.