Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 90, Issue 1, pp 243–264

The Mössbauer effect and collective motions in glass-forming liquids and polymeric networks

  • G. Ulrich Nienhaus
  • Fritz Parak
Invited Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF02069131

Cite this article as:
Nienhaus, G.U. & Parak, F. Hyperfine Interact (1994) 90: 243. doi:10.1007/BF02069131


Glass-forming liquids, synthetic polymers and biopolymers share essential properties. Dynamic processes in these complex systems are characterized by cooperative motions with wide distributions of time scales, which manifest themselves in broad quasielastic lines in the Mössbauer spectrum. In this article, the application of the Mössbauer effect to the study of structural dynamics in complex systems is discussed.

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© J.C. Baltzer AG, Science Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Ulrich Nienhaus
    • 1
  • Fritz Parak
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Institut für Molekulare BiophysikJohannes-Gutenberg-Universität MainzMainzGermany

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