Mössbauer Spectroscopy: Principle and Practice

  • Carl W. Seidel


Another technique has been added to the field of spectroscopy. This new method of analysis depends upon the observance of nuclear gamma-ray resonance absorption, which, in turn, depends on the recoil-free emission and recoil-free absorption of gamma rays—the Mössbauer effect. The term Mössbauer spectroscopy has been applied to this new and very useful instrumentation method, which complements the more-established techniques in spectroscopy, such as NMR, NQR, ESR, UV, IR, X-ray, and neutron diffraction in the nondestructive investigation of the structures of materials. Applications of this technique have been made in physics, chemistry, metallurgy, biology, mineralogy, and many other disciplines.


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  • Carl W. Seidel
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  1. 1.International Chemical & Nuclear CorporationOaklandUSA

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