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Solar System Research

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 362-370

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The miniaturized Möessbauer spectrometer MIMOS II for the Phobos-Grunt mission

  • D. S. RodionovAffiliated withSpace Research Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesInorganic and Analytical Chemistry Institute, Johannes Gutenberg University
  • , G. KlingelhoeferAffiliated withInorganic and Analytical Chemistry Institute, Johannes Gutenberg University
  • , E. N. EvlanovAffiliated withSpace Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • , M. BlumersAffiliated withInorganic and Analytical Chemistry Institute, Johannes Gutenberg University
  • , B. BernhardtAffiliated withVon Hoerner & Sulger GmbH
  • , J. GironésAffiliated withInorganic and Analytical Chemistry Institute, Johannes Gutenberg University
  • , J. MaulAffiliated withInorganic and Analytical Chemistry Institute, Johannes Gutenberg University
  • , I. FleischerAffiliated withInorganic and Analytical Chemistry Institute, Johannes Gutenberg University
  • , O. F. PrilutskiiAffiliated withSpace Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
    • , A. F. ShlykAffiliated withSpace Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
    • , V. M. LinkinAffiliated withSpace Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
    • , C. d’UstonAffiliated withSpace Research Center (CESR), Paul Sabatier University, CNRS

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Abstract

Möessbauer spectroscopy is a powerful tool for the mineralogical analysis of Fe-bearing materials. The miniaturized Möessbauer spectrometer MIMOS II has already been working on the surface of Mars for 6 years as part of the NASA Mars Exploration Rovers mission. The improved version of the instrument is a component of the scientific payload of the Phobos-Grunt mission. The scientific objectives of the instrument are the following: to identify the iron-bearing phases, to determine the quantitative distribution of iron among these phases, and to determine the distribution of iron among its oxidation states.