Interaction of Ultrasound with Mössbauer Gamma Rays

  • J. Mishory
  • D. I. Bolef


A review of the theoretical and experimental aspects of interactions of phonons with recoilless (Mössbauer) gamma rays is given. Applications of the sideband pattern generated when either source or absorber is excited by ultrasound are made to the calibration of Conventional-velocity drives and to construction of a variable-frequency ultrasonic drive. The acoustic intensity dependence of the unshifted line is shown to be a convenient tool for measuring f fractions, especially in thick sources, where the resonant self-absorption may be totally eliminated. Mention is made of the possible uses of the Mössbauer effect as a probe for purely acoustic experiments, particularly at very high frequencies.


Isomer Shift Acoustic Power Ultrasonic Frequency Mechanical Resonance Acoustic Response 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    S. L. Ruby and D. L Bold, Phys. Rev. Letters 5 :5 (1960).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    V. A. Burov, V. A. Krasil’nikov, and O. Yu Sukharevsya, Zh. Eksperim. i Teor Fiz. 43:1154 (1962); English Transi. Soviet Phys. JETP 16, 837 (1963).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    T. E. Cranshaw and P. Reivari, Proc. Phys. Soc. (London) 90 : 1059 (1967).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    D. I. Bolef and J. Mishory, Appl. Phys. Lea, 11: 321 (1967).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    H. E. Bonimel, “The Mössbauer Effect,” in: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Mössbauer Effeect, Saclay, France, 1961; D. M. Compton and A. H. Schoen, Eds. ( John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1962 ), p229.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    A. Abragam, Compt. Rend. 250: 4334 (1960).Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    A. Abragam, in: Low Temperature Physics, C. De Witt, B. Dreyfus and P. de Germes, Eds. ( Gordon & Breach, New York, 1962 )Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    C. P. Slichter, Principles of Magnetic Resonance (Harper & Row, New York, 1963); also, C. Kittel, Quantum Theory of Solids (John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1966), chap. 20.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    A. A. Maradudin, Rev. Mod. Phys. 36: 417 (1964).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    A. Messiah, Quantum Mechanics (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1961–1962), chap. 12.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    D. I. Bold and M. Menes, J. Appl. Phys. 31: 1010 (1960).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    D. I. Bolef and J. de Klerk, IEEE Trans. Ultras. Eng., UE-10: 19 (1963).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Mishory
    • 1
  • D. I. Bolef
    • 1
  1. 1.Arthur Holly Compton Laboratory of PhysicsWashington UniversitySaint LouisUSA

Personalised recommendations