Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory

Department of Physics

University of Toronto

MOS: Mossbauer Effect

The recoil-less emission of nuclear photons is used to study the hyperfine nuclear structure of 57Fe and some solid state features of crystalline Fe. Rudolf Mössbauer won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1961.

Write-Up in PDF Format (with appendices) or Microsoft Word Format (without appendices).

(The experiment is currently located in MP239; last write-up revision: October 2014.)

Additional resources:

Photo of student working on the experiment.

3rd year Arts and Sciences undergraduate, Jesse Dean, working on the Mössbauer Effect.

Last updated on 25 September 2020