Original paper

Mossbauer spectroscopy with high velocity resolution in the study of iron-bearing minerals in meteorites

Grokhovsky, Victor I.; Oshtrakh, Michael I.; Petrova, Evgeniya V.; Yu. Larionov, Mikhail; Uymina, Kseniya A.; Semionkin, Vladimir A.


Application of Mössbauer spectroscopy with a higher velocity resolution than commonly applied appeared to be useful for obtaining hyperfine parameters of 57Fe nuclei with a lower experimental error and for a better fit of complicated spectra. The study of iron-bearing phases in ordinary and carbonaceous chondrites as well as iron meteorite and extracted iron-nickel phosphides by Mössbauer spectroscopy with an improved velocity resolution (measurement in 4096 channels, presentation in 1024 channels) demonstrated new results which had not been obtained from Mössbauer spectra measured in 512 channels or less. In particular, it was possible to reveal spectral components related to M1 and M2 sites in olivine and pyroxene in Mössbauer spectra of bulk samples of ordinary chondrites and then to evaluate the temperatures of equilibrium cation distribution. Moreover, differences in small variations of Mössbauer hyperfine parameters were obtained for 57Fe in M1 and M2 sites for both olivine and pyroxene.


mÖssbauer spectroscopyhigh velocity resolutionmeteoritesiron-bearing minerals