Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 29, Issue 1–4, pp 1451–1454 | Cite as

Rayleigh scattering of Mössbauer radiation on met-myoglobin

  • G. U. Nienhaus
  • F. Parak
Biological Systems


Dynamics of myoglobin were studied by means of the RSMR-method. A large multiwire proportional counter was employed to measure simultaneously the scattered intensity at different angles in an angular range from 9.0° to 19°. The evaluations show that in wet myoglobin molecular segments move collectively with <x2>=0.27 A2. Freeze dried myoglobin shows normal solid state vibrations with <x2>=0.06 A2.


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© J.C. Baltzer A.G., Scientific Publishing Company 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. U. Nienhaus
    • 1
  • F. Parak
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physikalische Chemie der Universität MünsterMünsterBundesrepublik Deutschland

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