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Instructor: Haralambos Tsertos


A. Introduction to the Mössbauer spectroscopy – basic principles
1. The γ-ray resonance
2. The Doppler effect
3. The recoil effect
4. Mössbauer effect and the interpretation of the spectra
5. Hyperfine interactions
6. Isomeric shift
7. Electric quadruple splitting
8. Magnetic hyperfine splitting
B. Mössbauer Spectroscopy
1. The Mössbauer spectroscopy experimental setup
2. Calibration procedure
3. Radioactive sources
4. Determination of the valence and the spin
5. Preparation of samples – absorbers
6. Spectra measurements procedure
7. Mössbauer spectra analysis and interpretation

Assesment: One midterm oral examination and one final presentation examination