Special Issue "Applications of Mössbauer Spectroscopy in Meteoritical and Planetary Science"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Mineral Geochemistry and Geochronology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Michael Oshtrakh

Department of Experimental Physics, Institute of Physics and Technology, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
Interests: Mössbauer spectroscopy; meteorites; iron-bearing phases; hyperfine parameters

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mössbauer (nuclear γ-resonance) spectroscopy is a powerful technique that is actively used in various fields from physics and chemistry to biology and medicine. R. Mössbauer, who observed nuclear γ-resonance in 1957, got a Nobel Prize in physics in 1960 for this discovery. 57Fe is most widely used nuclei in Mössbauer spectroscopy. Therefore, a large variety of compounds containing iron can be studied by Mössbauer spectroscopy. It is well known that planetary minerals contain a number of iron-bearing compounds. Therefore, the matter from various meteorites, asteroids and planets can be studied using Mössbauer spectroscopy as additional powerful technique. This Special Issue will consider the bases of Mössbauer spectroscopy and reviews on various results of more than 50 years of experience of Mössbauer spectroscopy of meteorites and recent investigation of Mars’ surface using two rovers.

Dr. Michael Oshtrakh
Guest Editor

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  • Mössbauer spectroscopy
  • Meteorites
  • Mars
  • Iron-bearing minerals
  • Hyperfine interactions
  • Iron-bearing phase composition
  • Fe2+ partitioning in silicate phases
  • Temperature of cation equilibrium distribution in silicate phases
  • Systematics of H, L and LL ordinary chondrites
  • Meteorites weathering and the fusion crust
  • Estimation of terrestrial age of ordinary chondrites

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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