Giant Magneto-Impedance (GMI) Magnetometers

  • Christophe DolabdjianEmail author
  • David Ménard
Part of the Smart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation book series (SSMI, volume 19)


This chapter is about recent advances in giant magneto-impedance (GMI) magnetometer development. The emphasis is put on their performances in terms of equivalent magnetic noise. We first present the physical principles and outline the model of the GMI effect. Next, we establish the relation between the GMI sensing element and the associated electronic conditioning circuits, thus providing expressions for the performances of the device. Our approach is pragmatic and aimed at scientists and engineers concerned with sensitive magnetic measurements. It is hoped that our presentation of the topic will be useful to workers in the field who wish to compare GMI to other magnetic sensors.


Effective Permeability Noise Spectral Density Magnetic Noise Magnetic Wire Transverse Permeability 
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We thank Professor Arthur Yelon for his suggestions on the manuscript. Financial support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université de Caen NormandieCaenFrance
  2. 2.Polytechnique MontréalMontréalCanada

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