Solar System Research

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 362–370

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

  • D. S. Rodionov
  • G. Klingelhoefer
  • E. N. Evlanov
  • M. Blumers
  • B. Bernhardt
  • J. Gironés
  • J. Maul
  • I. Fleischer
  • O. F. Prilutskii
  • A. F. Shlyk
  • V. M. Linkin
  • C. d’Uston
Article

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. S. Rodionov
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Klingelhoefer
    • 2
  • E. N. Evlanov
    • 1
  • M. Blumers
    • 2
  • B. Bernhardt
    • 3
  • J. Gironés
    • 2
  • J. Maul
    • 2
  • I. Fleischer
    • 2
  • O. F. Prilutskii
    • 1
  • A. F. Shlyk
    • 1
  • V. M. Linkin
    • 1
  • C. d’Uston
    • 4
  1. 1.Space Research InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry InstituteJohannes Gutenberg UniversityMainzGermany
  3. 3.Von Hoerner & Sulger GmbHSchwetzingenGermany
  4. 4.Space Research Center (CESR)Paul Sabatier University, CNRSToulouseFrance

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