Mössbauer diffraction measurements on polycrystalline bcc iron

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In the early days of Mössbauer spectroscopy, it was demonstrated that coherent scattering of photons emitted by a Mössbauer source can be observed. In spite of the fact that scattering experiments could give information not accessible by the absorption method, they are not widely used. The reasons for this are, on the one hand, experimental difficulties, and on the other hand, the form of the samples, which should be large single crystals in most cases. In this work, we present a Mössbauer diffraction measurement on polycrystalline bcc iron where these problems have been overcome. We demonstrate that using the kinematical theory of gamma-ray diffraction, useful information on the relative orientation of the crystallographic axis to the hyperfine field directions can be subtracted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1137-1141
Number of pages5
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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