Observation of the high-resolution Mössbauer resonance in Ge73

R. S. Raghavan, Loren Pfeiffer

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The high-resolution Mössbauer effect of the 13.3-keV transition τ=4.3μsec) in Ge73 has been observed in transmission experiments at room temperature. The recoilless γ-ray source was carrier-free As73 diffused into a single crystal of elemental germanium; the absorber was a thin single-crystal layer of enriched Ge73 epitaxially grown on a silicon substrate. The resonance absorption line, recorded with an electromechanical velocity spectrometer, has a corrected depth of ∼ 2.0%, and a (full width at half-maximum) linewidth 2Γ of 47(7) μm/sec, which is ∼ 7 times the natural linewidth. Despite the broadening this is the narrowest Mössbauer resonance observed so far at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)512-514
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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