Mössbauer Mineral Handbook

The Mössbauer Mineral Handbook has been specially prepared to provide complete listings of Mössbauer parameters on minerals for over 8,800 sets of data collected from over 2,500 references. The mineral and author indexes provide concise, ready access to reference and data listings collected by the Mössbauer Effect Data Center through early 1998.

The 2005 edition of the Handbook includes updated Reference, Review Reference, and Special Reference Listings and an updated Author Index through October 2005. Additionally, the Data Indices have been updated to include articles published prior to 1998 that were added to our database after the publication of the First Edition of the Handbook; however, these sections do not include articles published after 1998.

"...the Mössbauer Mineral Handbook constitutes a valuable addition to the Mössbauer literature, serving as an effective aid both for the novice and the experienced researcher...it should definitely be present in every laboratory in which minerals are studied by Mössbauer spectroscopy."

E. Murad, Clay Minerals 33, 675-7 (1998)

The Mössbauer Mineral Handbook contains the following information:

Reference Listing All References on minerals published in the MERDJ
Review Reference Listing More than 160 review articles related to minerals
Special Reference Listing Specialized bibliographical listings on several topics of interest, including clays, coals, lavas, Mars, moon samples, meteorites, nodules, and soils
Mineral Index Over 400 minerals studied by Mössbauer spectroscopy
Data Index Mineral name, chemical formulae (when given), Mössbauer parameters of isomer shift, quadrupole splitting, and magnetic hyperfine interactions (includes uncertainty)
Author Index Index of authors included in the Handbook


  • John G. Stevens – Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Asheville, United States

  • Airat M. Khasanov – Department of Physics, Kazan State University, Russia

  • J. William Miller – Department of Environmental Sciences, University of North Carolina at Asheville, United States

  • Herman Pollak – Department of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

  • Zhe Li – Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Ordering Information

The Mössbauer Mineral Handbook (100 pages) is available for US $1000~1500 in PDF format or printed version.

To order, please email us at medc@dicp.ac.cn. Orders are payable by bank transfer to belows:

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