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Meaning of Mössbauer effect

Möss'bauer effect"

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  1. the phenomenon in which an atom in a crystal undergoes no recoil when emitting a gamma ray, giving all the emitted energy to the gamma ray, resulting in a sharply defined wavelength.
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