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Title: Method and apparatus to image metallic patches embedded in a non-metal surface
Authors: CHA, CHER LIANG RANDALL
GONG, HAO 
CHOR, ENG FONG 
CHAN, LAP
Issue Date: 16-May-2000
Source: CHA, CHER LIANG RANDALL,GONG, HAO,CHOR, ENG FONG,CHAN, LAP (2000-05-16). Method and apparatus to image metallic patches embedded in a non-metal surface. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Small metallic patches embedded in a mainly non-metallic surface may be detected and mapped by placing a wire coil at the free end of a cantilever, with a fine tip made of a ferro-magnetic material located at its center. An alternating current is passed through the coil so that when it is near a metallic patch eddy currents are induced in the patch. These produce a small magnetic moment in the patch which pulls the tip towards the surface. This movement of the tip is detected by observing a light beam that is reflected off the surface of the cantilever. By plotting the output of a photodetector, sensistive to small changes in the reflected beam's position, as a function of the tip's location over the surface, a map of the metallic patches is produced.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/32575
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