The Mössbauer Effect and Some Applications in Materials Research


A brief introduction to the Mössbauer effect is presented. The hyperfine interactions associated with the electric monopole, magnetic dipole and electric quadrupole moments of the nuclear states involved in the Mössbauer transition are described. Their use in materials research is illustrated through examples dealing with phase analysis, binary solubility, defect interaction and surface properties.

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Shenoy, G.K. The Mössbauer Effect and Some Applications in Materials Research. MRS Online Proceedings Library 3, 133 (1980).

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