A Mössbauer-beam experiment and its possible applications in the study of chemical effects of the 56Fe(n,γ)57Fe reactions

J. Fenger

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    Abstract

    The 56Fe(n,γ)57Fe reaction can be used to populate the 14 keV MBssbauer
    level in 57Fe. This offers in principle a possibility of non-destructive investigation of the chemical effects of neutron capture-Y recoil in iron compounds. Targets of K4Fe(CN)g·3H2O and Fe(COO)2·2H20 were irradiated in a neutron beam and simultaneously used as sources in a MSssbauer experiment. No resonances were detected with K4Fe(CN)6·3H2O, but weak resonances from Fe(COO)2·2H20 suggest that in this compound some recoil-57Fe is stabilized as divalent iron. Various improvements of the experimental set-up are considered; however, it appears that such experiments are not very promising from a "hot-atom chemistry" point of view.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde, Denmark
    PublisherRisø National Laboratory
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Print)87-550-0117-3
    Publication statusPublished - 1971
    SeriesDenmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R
    Number255
    ISSN0106-2840

    Keywords

    • Risø-R-255
    • Risø-255
    • Risø report 255

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