Mössbauer Spectroscopy of Magnetic Systems

  • T. E. Cranshaw
  • G. Longworth
Part of the Modern Inorganic Chemistry book series (MICE, volume 1)


Mössbauer spectroscopy is the spectroscopy of transitions between an excited nuclear level and the ground state, and is practicable in certain favorable nuclides, mainly 57Fe, 119Sn, 121Sb, 197Au, etc. Since at least one of the levels must have nonzero spin, there is always, in principle, the possibility of observing magnetic hyperfine structure, the nuclear Zeeman effect. It is the purpose of this chapter to show how such magnetic interactions can be studied by Mössbauer spectroscopy and valuable information derived. We confine our attention mainly to 57Fe, and start with a brief account of the magnetic interaction with the nucleus, following in general the treatment of Wertheim.1


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. E. Cranshaw
    • 1
  • G. Longworth
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Physics DivisionAtomic Energy Research EstablishmentHarwell, Didcot, OxfordshireEngland

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