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Hyperfine Interactions

, 182:5 | Cite as

Mössbauer effect: a dual method for myriad applications

  • D. L. Nagy
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Abstract

This essay summarises the author’s admittedly partial thoughts on the applications of the Mössbauer effect. After a short overview of the history of Mössbauer effect and Mössbauer spectroscopy, we focus on recent difficulties of the applications of the method. These emerge from the complexity of Mössbauer spectroscopy, which is now extensively used by experts of other fields. Finally the plan of setting up a Web-based Encyclopaedia of Mössbauer Spectroscopy is put forward.

Keywords

Mössbauer effect Mössbauer spectroscopy Web-based encyclopaedia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear PhysicsBudapestHungary

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