General Introduction to Mössbauer Spectroscopy

  • Saburo Nasu


This chapter describes a general introduction of the Mössbauer spectroscopy. What is the Mössbauer effect and what is the characteristic feature of the Mössbauer spectroscopy? These questions are answered briefly in this chapter. Mössbauer spectroscopy is based on recoilless emission and resonant absorption of gamma radiation by atomic nuclei. Since the electric and magnetic hyperfine interactions of Mössbauer probe atom in solids can be described from the Mössbauer spectra, the essence of experiments, the hyperfine interactions and the spectral line shape are discussed. In addition, the experiments and the new resonance technique with synchrotron radiation have been also briefly described.


Synchrotron Radiation Isomer Shift Hyperfine Interaction Quadrupole Splitting Active Atom 
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Author would like to express his sincere thanks for the late professors Uli Gonser and the late F. Eiichi Fujita. Both professors lead him to the field of science and especially to the Mössbauer spectroscopy. He is also greatly indebted to Prof. T. Shinjo for his guidance and encouragement in the study using Mössbauer spectroscopy.


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  1. 1.Osaka UniversityToyonakaJapan

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