Mössbauer effect


Möss·​bau·​er effect
: the emission and absorption of gamma rays without recoil by various radioactive nuclei embedded in solids compare nuclear resonance

Word History


after Rudolf L. Mössbauer, born 1929 German physicist

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Mössbauer effect was in 1960

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“Mössbauer effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/M%C3%B6ssbauer%20effect. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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