Research & Services | Paleomagnetic Laboratory

Ron Hagai, HUJI, Faculty of Science, The Institute of Earth Sciences


Paleomagnetism, rock magnetism, archeomagnetism, and environmental magnetism


  • The laboratory is active in the field of paleomagnetism and rockmagnetism

Research provided

  • Measurement of natural remnant magnetization of rock samples with wide range of magnetization. The noise level ranges from high 10e-9 to low 10e-8 emu
  • Automatic stepwise alternating field (AF) demagnetization up to 200 mT
  • Thermal demagnetization in a shielded furnace
  • Isothermal remnant magnetization acquisition up to 16 kg
  • Magnetic susceptibility measurements 
  • ARM experiments and measurements
  • Measurement of absolute paleointensity


  • Highly skilled, knowledgeable and experienced researchers utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and technologies

Client record and collaborations

  • Israel Electrical Company (Nuclear Power station Project)
  • Geological Survey of Israel
  • Israel Antiquity Authority 
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography - USA 
  • GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam - Germany
  • University of Toronto – Canada
  • University of Tel Aviv

Available equipment

  • ARM magnetizer 615 of 2G Enterprise integrated with AF coils.
  • ASC IM-10-30 impulse magnetizer with a field range of 30g to 16kg
  • ASC TD48 thermal demagnetizer with capacity of 48 samples, three-layer magnetic shield heat chamber and five-layer cool chamber 25-800°C
  • Bartington susceptibility system MS2
  • Magnetic particles extract line
  • Shielded, three-axis cryogenic magnetometer SRM750 (sensitivity of 10-8 emu), with integrated AF coils (maximum of 200 mT)


  • Hagai Ron, PhD
  • Amotz Agnon, PhD


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Contact for more information:

Itzik Goldwaser
VP, Head of Research Collaborations
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