The Mossbauer effect (ME) is a spectroscopic method for observing nuclear gamma-ray fluorescence based on recoil-free transitions in a nucleus embedded in a solid lattice. This article provides an overview of the fundamental principles of ME and related concepts such as recoil-free fraction, absorption cross section, gamma-ray polarization, isomer shift, and quadrupole and magnetic interactions. It illustrates the experimental arrangement for obtaining ME spectra and presents several application examples.
L.J. Swartzendruber, L.H. Bennett, Mössbauer Spectroscopy, Materials Characterization, Vol 10, Edited By Ruth E. Whan, ASM International, 1986, p 287–295, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0001753
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