Relocation of the Mössbauer Effect Data Center

Effective 1 July 2010, the Mössbauer Effect Data Center has been located at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science. Future correspondences should be directed to either the new Director, Prof. Tao Zhang ( and/or the Executive Secretary, Prof. Junhu Wang (

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Mössbauer Effect Data Center
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics
Chinese Academy of Sciences
457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023, China
Phone: +86-411-84379159
Fax: +86-411-84685940


Welcome to Mössbauer Spectroscopy
In a resonance absorption experiment the energy of incident radiation should match exactly the energy separation between the two levels of the absorption system. For example, radiation of Na atom match exactly the excitation energy of the other Na atom and is therefore, effectively absorbed by it. Applying the same logic to irradiation and absorption of gamma-rays, same electromagnetic radiation as in the case of Na atoms... (more)
The Mössbauer Community: Fifty years ago Professor Rudolf L. Mössbauer published a paper in Z. Phys. that initialized a new research area, impacting many segments of the sciences. Research in this area became known as Mössbauer spectroscopy, and has encompassed an international scientific community unto itself. This community is led by the elected members of the International Board on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (IBAME) with support from the Mössbauer Effect Data Center (MEDC)
Applications: The Mössbauer effect is being used to answer many of the most interesting questions we have in science. Examples include investigations on the surface of Mars, developing an understanding of the nano world, and the study of corrosion.
Credit: NASA/JPL

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