Mössbauer study of biofilms formed at spring caves of Buda Karst, Hungary

E. Kuzmann, Z. Homonnay, K. Kovács, P. Zsabka, A. Erőss, J. Mádl-Szőnyi

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Biofilms formed at spring caves of Buda Karst, Hungary, were investigated by 57 Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy. 78 K Mössbauer spectra were decomposed into a sextet and two doublets. The subspectra were assigned to goethite, hematite, ferrihydrite and siderite, according to their known Mössbauer parameters. The room temperature spectra indicated that goethite and/or hematite are in the superparamagnetic state at room temperature. The results can be interpreted in terms of karstification of hypogenic caves by the role of biofilms via discharge features.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-577
Number of pages7
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014


  • Biofilm
  • Buda Thermal Karst
  • Spring caves

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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