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Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 71, Issue 1–4, pp 1449–1452 | Cite as

Mössbauer backscattering spectrometer for mineralogical analysis of the mars surface

  • G. Klingelhöfer
  • J. Foh
  • P. Held
  • H. Jäger
  • E. Kankeleit
  • R. Teucher
New Developments in Theory and Experiments

Abstract

A Mössbauer spectrometer for the mineralogical analysis of the Mars surface is under development. This instrument will be installed on a Mars-Rover, included in the Soviet Union Mars-94/96 Mars mission. Due to power and mass restrictions the electromechanical drive and the electronic components have been extremely miniaturized in comparison to standard systems. Solid state detectors (PIN-diodes) are used for γ- and x-ray detection. The whole spectrometer is controlled by a microprocessor (transputer). An additional application as x-ray fluorescence spectrometer is proposed.

Keywords

Thin Film Solid State Electronic Component State Detector Mass Restriction 
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© J.C. Baltzer A.G., Scientific Publishing Company 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Klingelhöfer
    • 1
  • J. Foh
    • 1
  • P. Held
    • 1
  • H. Jäger
    • 1
  • E. Kankeleit
    • 1
  • R. Teucher
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für KernphysikTechnical University of DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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