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Measuring, Processing, and Analyzing Hysteresis Data

Paterson, Greig A.; Zhao, Xiang; Jackson, Mike; Heslop, David

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Magnetic hysteresis loops are important in theoretical and applied rock magnetism with applications to paleointensities, paleoenvironmental analysis, and tectonic studies, among many others. Information derived from these data is among the most ubiquitous rock magnetic data used by the Earth science community. Despite their prevalence, there are no general guidelines to aid scientists in obtaining the best possible data and no widely available software to allow the efficient analysis of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorPaterson, Greig A.
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Xiang
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Mike
dc.contributor.authorHeslop, David
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-10T05:04:17Z
dc.date.available2020-01-10T05:04:17Z
dc.identifier.issn1525-2027
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/196927
dc.description.abstractMagnetic hysteresis loops are important in theoretical and applied rock magnetism with applications to paleointensities, paleoenvironmental analysis, and tectonic studies, among many others. Information derived from these data is among the most ubiquitous rock magnetic data used by the Earth science community. Despite their prevalence, there are no general guidelines to aid scientists in obtaining the best possible data and no widely available software to allow the efficient analysis of hysteresis loop data using the most advanced and appropriate methods. Here we outline detrimental factors and simple approaches to measuring better hysteresis data and introduce a new software package called Hysteresis Loop analysis box (HystLab) for processing and analyzing loop data. Capable of reading a wide range of data formats, HystLab provides an easy‐to‐use interface allowing users to visualize their data and perform advanced processing, including loop centering, drift correction, high‐field slope corrections, and loop fitting to improve the results from noisy specimens. A large number of hysteresis loop properties and statistics are calculated by HystLab and can be exported to text files for further analysis. All plots generated by HystLab are customizable and user preferences can be saved for future use. In addition, all plots can be exported to encapsulated postscript files that are publication ready with little or no adjustment. HystLab is freely available for download at https://github.com/greigpaterson/HystLab and in combination with our simple measurement guide should help the paleomagnetic and rock magnetic communities get the most from their hysteresis data.
dc.description.sponsorshipG. A. P. acknowledges funding from a NERC Independent Research Fellowship (NE/P017266/1) and NSFC grants 41574063 and 41621004, and CAS project XDB18010203. M. J. acknowledges support of the Institute for Rock Magnetism, funded by the NSF Instruments and Facilities program and by the University of Minnesota. The data presented here are available with the HystLab software package (https:// github.com/greigpaterson/HystLab).
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Union
dc.rights© 2018. The Authors.
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceGeochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
dc.titleMeasuring, Processing, and Analyzing Hysteresis Data
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume19
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor040406 - Magnetism and Palaeomagnetism
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4485658xPUB1849
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.agu.org/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationPaterson, Greig A., Chinese Academy of Sciences
local.contributor.affiliationZhao, Xiang, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationJackson, Mike, University of Minnesota
local.contributor.affiliationHeslop, David, College of Science, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue7
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1925
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage1945
local.identifier.doi10.1029/2018GC007620
local.identifier.absseo970104 - Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
dc.date.updated2019-08-25T08:19:58Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85050727080
local.identifier.thomsonID000443389300002
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dc.provenance©2018. The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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