An improved interferometric calibrator for Mossbauer spectrometer drive systems

M. A. Player, F. W D Woodhams

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Abstract

An improved laser-driven Michelson interferometer for calibrating and checking the linearity of Mossbauer drive systems is discussed. The design avoids velocity errors so that the calibrator may be used at velocities down to the lowest normally used in Mossbauer spectroscopy. The effect of the necessary hysteresis in the fringe-counting electronics is analysed and the use of the calibrator is demonstrated by examining the linearity of various drive systems. It is shown that recoil of the drive vibrator is the major problem in obtaining a linear velocity scale.

Original languageEnglish
Article number036
Pages (from-to)1148-1152
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments
Volume9
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1976

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Spectrometers
spectrometers
linearity
velocity errors
Michelson interferometers
Vibrators
Mossbauer spectroscopy
calibrating
Hysteresis
counting
Electronic equipment
hysteresis
Lasers
electronics
spectroscopy
lasers

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An improved interferometric calibrator for Mossbauer spectrometer drive systems. / Player, M. A.; Woodhams, F. W D.

In: Journal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments, Vol. 9, No. 12, 036, 12.1976, p. 1148-1152.

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