Mössbauer effect

noun Möss·bau·er effect \ˈmə(r)sˌbau̇(ə)r-, ˈmə̄s-, ˈmœs-, ˈmȯs-\

Definition of Mössbauer effect

  1. :  the emission and absorption of gamma rays without recoil by various radioactive nuclei embedded in solids — compare nuclear resonance

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Origin and Etymology of mössbauer effect

after Rudolf L. Mössbauer, born 1929 German physicist

First Known Use: 1960

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