Mossbauer spectroscopy

Victor Kuncser, Melvin Vopson

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    It is more than 50 years since Rudolf Mössbauer discovered the resonant emission/absorption of a nuclear γ-ray photon. Since its discovery in 1957, this famous effect, known as the Mössbauer Effect, has found specific spectroscopic applications in physics, chemistry, metallurgy, materials engineering, corrosion, biology, bio-medicine, astronomy, archaeology, numismatics and forged art.

    Accordingly, for this important discovery, Mössbauer received the 1961 Nobel Prize in Physics. Today, Mössbauer Spectroscopy continues to support fundamental and applied scientific research by providing a unique tool for extracting local information via nuclear hyperfine interactions in materials.

    In this article, we briefly introduce key aspects of the physics of Mössbauer Spectroscopy in terms of measurements and materials’ applicability, in order to promote this powerful technique to potential end users.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAWE International
    Issue number34
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013


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