Mossbauer-effect meaning

mœsbouər, môs-, mŏs-
The recoilless emission of gamma rays by radioactive nuclei of crystalline solids, and the subsequent absorption of the emitted rays by other nuclei.
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The phenomenon in which gamma rays from the nuclei of certain radioactive isotopes do not lose energy from the recoil of those nuclei if the nuclei are bound in the lattice of a crystal.
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Origin of mossbauer-effect

  • After Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer (1929–2011), German physicist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition