Mössbauer Spectroscopy with Ni61

  • John C. Travis
  • Jon J. Spijkerman


The practical application of Mössbauer spectroscopy to the study of nickel compounds has been retarded by two factors: (1) late discovery of a suitable, single-line source and (2) the short half-lives of both possible parent isotopes of Ni61. A suitable source of 15% chromium in nickel is activated by 1 hr of exposure to 100-MeV bremsstrahlung in the NBS linear electron accelerator. The source has a fractional effect of about 0.1 at 77°K and yields an experimental line width of 0.097 ± 0.004 cm/sec when extrapolated to zero thickness in source and absorber.


MOSSBAUER Spectroscopy Hyperfine Interaction Debye Temperature Electric Field Gradient Asymmetry Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Travis
    • 1
  • Jon J. Spijkerman
    • 1
  1. 1.National Bureau of StandardsUSA

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