Mössbauer Spectroscopy and Physical Metallurgy

  • U. Gonser


A decade ago Rudolf Mössbauer [1,2] observed that the emission and absorption of gamma rays can occur in a recoil-free fashion. This discovery led to a new scientific tool—the Mössbauer effect. The wide applicability of the Mössbauer effect has had a great impact on many disciplines in natural sciences over the last decade, including physical metallurgy. One might point out that the gain in information was not always a one-way street. The two fields of nuclear physics and metallurgy especially played a significant role in the development and application of Mössbauer spectroscopy. Knowledge of nuclear physics parameters, such as nuclear moments, were important in the understanding of the hyperfine pattern, and physical metallurgy considerations contributed to various practical aspects of this new technique.


Isomer Shift Internal Oxidation Physical Metallurgy Stainless Steel Sample M6ssbauer Spectrum 
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  • U. Gonser
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  1. 1.Universität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenGermany

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