Mössbauer Spectroscopy: Recent Developments

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Science  24 Nov 1972:
Vol. 178, Issue 4063, pp. 828-835
DOI: 10.1126/science.178.4063.828


In this review I have emphasized two basic points. First, Mössbauer spectroscopy has been widely used as a tool for basic research in solid-state physics, chemical structure, and magnetism. Second, the technique has been applied to many analytical and materials science problems where the nature of the sample prevents the use of more traditional approaches. Mössbauer spectroscopy research on frozen solutions, colloids, interface chemistry, and crystallographic transformations can be expected to increase rapidly in the next few years.