Prime Mössbauer Spectroscopy and Transition Metal Chemistry : Fundamentals and ApplicationsAuthor Eckhard Bill –

M ssbauer spectroscopy is a profound analytical method which has nevertheless continued to develop The authors now present a state of the art book which consists of two parts The first part details the fundamentals of M ssbauer spectroscopy and is based on a book published inin the Springer series Inorganic Chemistry Concepts by P G tlich, R Link and AX Trautwein The second part covers useful practical aspects of measurements, and the application of the techniques to many problems of materials characterization The update includes the use of synchroton radiation and many instructive and illustrative examples in fields such as solid state chemistry, biology and physics, materials and the geosciences, as well as industrial applications Special chapters on magnetic relaxation phenomena S Morup and computation of hyperfine interaction parameters F Neese are also included An attached CD ROM withthanfull color PowerPoint images provides self explanatory examples After an initial period this supplementary material will be available at extraspringer The book concentrates on teaching the technique using theory as much as needed and as little as possible The reader will learn the fundamentals of the technique and how to apply it to many problems of materials characterization Transition metal chemistry, studied on the basis of the most widely used M ssbauer isotopes, will be in the foreground