Introduction

  • Philipp Gütlich
  • Rainer Link
  • Alfred Trautwein
Part of the Inorganic Chemistry Concepts book series (INORGANIC, volume 3)

Abstract

Almost twenty years ago, Rudolf L. Mö;ssbauer, while he was working on his doctoral thesis under Professor Maier-Leibnitz at Heidelberg, discovered the recoilless nuclear resonance absorption of gamma rays, otherwise known as the Mö;ssbauer effect [1.1–3]. This phenomenon developed rapidly to a new spectroscopic technique, called Mö;ssbauer spectroscopy, of high sensitivity to energy changes in the order of 10−8 eV (ca. 10−4 cm−1) and extreme sharpness of tuning (ca. 10−12).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philipp Gütlich
    • 1
  • Rainer Link
    • 2
  • Alfred Trautwein
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Anorganische und Analytische ChemieJohannes Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzDeutschland
  2. 2.Fachbereich „Angewandte Physik“Universität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenDeutschland

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