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Mössbauer spectrometer

A Mössbauer spectrometer is a device that performs Mössbauer spectroscopy, or a device that uses the Mössbauer effect to determine the chemical environment of a sample, typically Iron. See Mössbauer spectroscopy for more details.

Dr. Göstar Klingelhöfer at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, developed a miniature Mössbauer Spectrometer, named (MB) MIMOS II, that was used by the two rovers in NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission. [1][2][3]


  1. ^ Klingelhöfer G. (2004). "Mössbauer in situ studies of the surface of Mars". Hyperfine Interactions 158: 117-124. doi:10.1007/s10751-005-9019-1.
  2. ^ Klingelhöfer G. (1998). "In-situ analysis of planetary surfaces by Mössbauer spectroscopy". Hyperfine Interactions 113: 369-374. doi:10.1023/A:1012668926324.
  3. ^ Klingelhöfer G., Bernhardt B., Foh J., Bonnes U., Rodionov D., De Souza P. A., Schroder C., Gellert R., Kane S., Gutlich P., Kankeleit E. (2002). "The miniaturized Mossbauer spectrometer MIMOS II for extraterrestrial and outdoor terrestrial applications: A status report". Hyperfine Interactions 144: 371-379. doi:10.1023/A:1025444209059.


  • Morris RV, Klingelhofer G, Schroder C (2006). "Mossbauer mineralogy of rock, soil, and dust at Meridiani Planum, Mars: Opportunity's journey across sulfate-rich outcrop, basaltic sand and dust, and hematite lag deposits". Journal of the Geophysical Research-Planets 111 (E12): E12S15.
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