Low temperature 57Fe Mössbauer study of cucumber root

K. Kovács, E. Kuzmann, F. Fodor, Z. Homonnay, L. MacHala, A. Vértes

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Iron uptake and distribution in cucumber root were studied with the help of 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy at low temperature applying external magnetic field. Cucumber was grown in iron sufficient modified Hoagland nutrient solution. Mössbauer spectra of the frozen roots taken at 4.2 and 1.5 K, at 5 T external magnetic field support the identification of the main iron species (FeIII-carboxylates, hydrous ferric oxides, Fe III-sulfate-hydroxide) suggested according to its Mössbauer spectra taken between 35-200 K [1]. The magnetic ordering temperature of the hydrous ferric oxide and FeIII-sulfate-hydroxide was found to be in the range of 4.2-1.5 K, which suggests the incorporation of H3O +, PO43- and citrate into these minerals.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012019
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010
EventInternational Conference on the Applications of the Mossbauer Effect, ICAME 2009 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Jul 19 2009Jul 24 2009


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