The Application of On-Line Computer Techniques to Mössbauer Spectroscopy

  • R. H. Goodman


The use of multi-channel pulse-height analysis equipment for obtaining Mössbauer spectra is a well established technique. The transducer is operated in a constant-acceleration mode and the total spectrum is scanned at a rate of a few cycles per second. This paper discusses the use of a small on-line computer for obtaining Mössbauer spectra. The techniques are in some ways similar to those employed for multichannel analyzers, but the on-line computer offers increased flexibility. The on-line computer system has been developed over a period of two years in our laboratory, and various techniques for interfacing the Mössbauer spectrometer and computer have been tried. The relative advantages of each technique are discussed., and a system which rims three Mössbauer spectrometers, time-sharing the same computer, is described. This paper presents the problems in interfacing a specific computer, the Digital Equipment PDP8, but the techniques may be applied to computers of other manufacturers. Details of the interface for the PDP8 are given.


Dead Time Double Precision Multichannel Analyzer Memory Buffer Paper Tape 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Goodman
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  1. 1.Department of Energy, Mines, and ResourcesMineral Sciences Division, Mines BranchOttawaCanada

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