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Santa-aho, S., Laitinen, A., Sorsa, A. et al. J Nondestruct Eval (2019) 38: 94.

Barkhausen noise probes and modelling : a review

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Author: Santa-aho, Suvi1; Laitinen, Arttu1; Sorsa, Aki2;
Organizations: 1Materials Science and Environmental Engineering, Tampere University, P.O. Box 589, 33014 Tampereen Yliopisto, Finland
2Control Engineering, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-10-23


This review looks at the main types of magnetic Barkhausen noise (BN) probes that have been developed. The aim of this review is to summarize the existing knowledge of magnetic Barkhausen noise probes and the magnetic modelling of them. The BN probes have been the focus of many previous studies, but no sufficient review or conclusions have been made so far. This review focuses on combining information regarding the different types of BN probes and their modelling. The review is divided into two sections; in the first part the different designs and types of Barkhausen noise probes are introduced. The second part of the review deals with the BN probe modelling with various modelling software. Finally, a comparison of the experimental measurements is made and BN sensitivity is discussed.

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Series: Journal of nondestructive evaluation
ISSN: 0195-9298
ISSN-E: 1573-4862
ISSN-L: 0195-9298
Volume: 38
Issue: 4
Article number: 94
DOI: 10.1007/s10921-019-0636-z
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 216 Materials engineering
Funding: The financial support from the Academy of Finland is gratefully acknowledged.
Copyright information: © The Author(s) 2019. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.