The design and construction of a Mossbauer effect apparatus with solid-state electronics

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Adeniyi, Jones Samuel, 1940-
Reynolds, Leon M.
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This thesis has described the design and the construction of an equipment to demonstrate the Mossbauer effect in 57Fe radioactive isotope. The constant-acceleration drive that was constructed is intended to be used for demonstrations to modern physics classes and for advanced laboratory experiments.The basic electronics and the electro-mechanical drive were patterned after the work of Cohen, et al, at Bell Telephone Laboratories. Certain modifications were made to suit the available parts and improve the stability of the apparatus. A delay was constructed to improve the reset of the multichannel analyzer. This device was tested and found to operate satisfactorily.The design, construction, and alignment of the mechanical drive and the power amplifier were discussed. The test yielded a very satisfactory Mossbauer effect using 57Fe nuclide as the radioactive source, and iron absorbers.Ball State UniversityMuncie, IN 47306