Mossbauer Spectrometer

Ranger Scientific Mossbauer Spectrometer

A more detailed description can be found in IRM Quarterly v. 2, n. 3, Fall 1992.


The Mossbauer spectrometer uses a radioactive 57Co source to generate gamma rays that are absorbed by 57Fe in a sample. The nature of absorbtion by the 57Fe is a function of the valence state and type of bonding in an Fe-mineral's lattice, and so the Mossbauer effect can be diagnostic of magnetic Fe sulfides and oxides.

Ranger Scientific Mossbauer Spectrometer

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