Solar System Research

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 362–370

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

Authors

  • D. S. Rodionov
    • Space Research InstituteRussian Academy of Sciences
    • Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry InstituteJohannes Gutenberg University
  • G. Klingelhoefer
    • Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry InstituteJohannes Gutenberg University
  • E. N. Evlanov
    • Space Research InstituteRussian Academy of Sciences
  • M. Blumers
    • Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry InstituteJohannes Gutenberg University
  • B. Bernhardt
    • Von Hoerner & Sulger GmbH
  • J. Gironés
    • Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry InstituteJohannes Gutenberg University
  • J. Maul
    • Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry InstituteJohannes Gutenberg University
  • I. Fleischer
    • Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry InstituteJohannes Gutenberg University
  • O. F. Prilutskii
    • Space Research InstituteRussian Academy of Sciences
  • A. F. Shlyk
    • Space Research InstituteRussian Academy of Sciences
  • V. M. Linkin
    • Space Research InstituteRussian Academy of Sciences
  • C. d’Uston
    • Space Research Center (CESR)Paul Sabatier University, CNRS
Article

DOI: 10.1134/S0038094610050023

Cite this article as:
Rodionov, D.S., Klingelhoefer, G., Evlanov, E.N. et al. Sol Syst Res (2010) 44: 362. doi:10.1134/S0038094610050023

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.

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