Magnetic Shielding Alloys

MuShield offers a variety of magnetic shielding alloys in various forms to better serve your specific magnetic shielding needs. Some magnetic shielding applications may call for high permeability Mu Metal, while another may call for medium permeability Alloy 49. Frequently, we see the need for a combination of both Mu Metal and Alloy 49 magnetic shields. Whatever the case may be, MuShield has you covered as we stock Mu Metal and Alloy 49 coil, sheet, rod, bar, plate and seamless tubing in various shapes, sizes and thicknesses.

Stocking magnetic shielding materials saves our customer time and money as we are able to ship raw material within a day or two of an order being placed and keep our costs down by making annual investments in our material inventory.

Read below to learn about the different types of magnetic shielding alloys that we can offer you and your company!

Alloy Specifications

Mu Metal High Permeability Magnetic Shielding per ASTM A 753 Alloy 4

Soft magnetic nickel-iron alloy with about 80 % nickel, 4.2 – 5.2 % molybdenum, a saturation induction of approximately 8,000 Gauss, the highest technically obtainable permeability, (Max >350,000) and a very low coercive force.

Alloy 4 exhibits very high permeability at very low induction, yielding superior magnetic shielding attenuation of low flux density magnetic fields.

Magnetic Shielding Alloys
Magnetic Shielding Alloys

Mu Metal High Permeability Magnetic Shielding per ASTM A753 Alloy 3

Soft magnetic nickel-iron alloy about 78 % nickel, 4.2 – 5.2% Copper, with a saturation induction of approximately 7,500 Gauss, and maximum permeability of 300,000.

Alloy 3 exhibits very high permeability at very low induction, and low coercive force yielding superior magnetic shielding attenuation of low flux density magnetic fields.

Additionally, Alloy 3 cold works extremely well.

Magnetic Shielding Alloys
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Alloy 49 Medium Permeability Magnetic Shielding per ASTM A753 Alloy 2

Soft magnetic nickel-iron alloy with about 50 % nickel, 50% Iron, with a saturation induction of approximately 12,500 Gauss, an initial permeability of 40,000 and a maximum permeability of 150,000.

Alloy 49 exhibits high permeability at low induction, yielding adequate magnetic shielding medium to high flux density magnetic fields.

Additionally, Alloy 49 cold works extremely well.

Magnetic Shielding Alloys
Magnetic Shielding Alloys

Cryoperm Cryogenic Magnetic Shielding

Cryoperm is a soft magnetic nickel-iron alloy with about 80 % nickel, 4.2 – 5.2% molybdenum, a saturation induction of approx. 8000 Gauss, the highest technically obtainable permeability, (Max > 350,000) and a very low coercive force. Cryoperm exhibits very high permeability at very low induction, yielding superior magnetic shielding attenuation of low flux density magnetic fields.

In addition, Cryoperm is the magnetic shielding alloy of choice for cryogenic applications. Cryoperm exhibits very high permeability at 4.2 – 10 degrees Kelvin.

Magnetic Shielding Alloys
Magnetic Shielding Alloys

Silicon Iron

Silicon Iron is predominately and Iron alloy with 2 – 4 % silicon added, exhibiting a saturation induction of approx. 21,000 Gauss, an initial permeability of 6,000 and a maximum permeability of 60,000.

Silicon Iron exhibits high permeability at high induction, yielding superior magnetic shielding of high flux density magnetic fields.

Magnetic Shielding Alloys
Magnetic Shielding Alloys

Testing of Magnetic Shielding Alloys

The MuShield Company Inc. maintains a state of the art testing facility at our Londonderry New Hampshire manufacturing facility. We test raw materials and finished components.

Testing Of High Permeability Magnetic Shielding Alloys
Raw material testing is done in accordance with ASTM A-596 and A-773, utilizing the ballistic ring specimen method and an electronic integrator.

Testing Finished Magnetic Shield
Finished magnetic shields are tested in accordance with ASTM A-698 and other DC testing procedures.
MuShield uses only the finest testing equipment:

  • 1.5 Meter Helmholz Coil
  • AC and DC Variable current and frequency power supplies
  • Flux Gate Magnetometers
  • Magnetorestrictive Magnetometers
  • Hall Effect Device Magnetometers
  • Rotating Coil Magnetometer

Testing for shielding factor and permeability is conducted by highly trained magnetic shielding engineers and technicians. If you need magnetic shielding testing services, contact us today.

Magnetic Shielding Alloys

Seamless Mu Metal Tubing

MuShield offers a unique magnetic shielding product. Utilizing advanced metal extrusion techniques, MuShield is able to produce a seamless Mu Metal tube. The advantages of seamless Mu Metal tubing are numerous:

  • Demanding dimensional tolerances
  • Superior shielding compared to a rolled and welded tube
    • Eliminating a weld seam creates homogenous magnetic shielding characteristics
  • Mu Metal tubing diameters range from .080″ to 2.65″ and lengths up to 20 feet
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