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In-situ Mössbauer spectroscopy with MIMOS II


Fleischer, I and Klingelhofer, G and Morris, RV and Schroder, C and Rodionov, D and de Souza, PA, MIMOS II team, In-situ Mössbauer spectroscopy with MIMOS II, Hyperfine Interactions, 207, (1-3) pp. 97-105. ISSN 1572-9540 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s10751-011-0437-y


The miniaturized Mössbauer spectrometer MIMOS II was developed for the exploration of planetary surfaces. Two MIMOS II instruments were success- fully deployed on the martian surface as payload elements of the NASA Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission and have returned data since landing in January 2004. Mössbauer spectroscopy has made significant contributions to the success of the MER mission, in particular identification of iron-bearing minerals formed through aqueous weathering processes. As a field-portable instrument and with backscattering geometry, MIMOS II provides an opportunity for non-destructive in- situ investigations for a range of applications. For example, the instrument has been used for analyses of archaeological artifacts, for air pollution studies and for in-field monitoring of green rust formation. A MER-type MIMOS II instrument is part of the payload of the Russian Phobos-Grunt mission, scheduled for launch in November 2011, with the aim of exploring the composition of the martian moon Phobos. An advanced version of the instrument, MIMOS IIA, that incorporates capability for elemental analyses, is currently under development.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Miniaturized Mössbauer spectrometer · MIMOS II · Mars Exploration Rover mission · In-situ Mössbauer spectroscopy · Non-destructive analysis
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Condensed matter physics
Research Field:Condensed matter characterisation technique development
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:de Souza, PA (Professor Paulo de Souza Junior)
ID Code:77608
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2012-05-10
Last Modified:2017-05-04

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