The Application of Mössbauer Spectroscopy to Iron-Aluminum Alloys and Industrial Aluminum Samples

  • Thomas Birchall
  • Dave Hodgson
  • Harish D. Merchant


The use of aluminum in manufacturing is expanding and in many areas there is a move to replace iron based alloys by aluminum based alloys. The merits of iron versus aluminum based alloys in packaging will not be commented on here. Rather the discussion will center on the application of iron-57 Mössbauer spectroscopy of the study of iron-aluminum alloys and as a probe for investigating the nature of the aluminum used in the manufacturing industry, because all commercial aluminum contains iron as an impurity. The form in which the iron is incorporated into the aluminum depends upon the nature of the other contaminants and, in some cases, upon the treatment that the metal received in processing.


Mossbauer Spectroscopy Isomer Shift Quadrupole Splitting Hyperfine Field Commercial Aluminum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Birchall
    • 1
  • Dave Hodgson
    • 1
  • Harish D. Merchant
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and the Institute for Material ResearchMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Continental Can CompanyStamfordUSA

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