The Mössbauer effect explained
Abstract
Direct integration of Schrödinger's equation yields the transition probability for the Mössbauer effect, assuming that the bound nucleus receives a sudden impulse of momentum from a gamma particle. Generalization from two coupled oscillators to a linear chain introduces the discrete Fourier transform, in real variables. This chain of coupled oscillators can be used to suggest how very low order collective modes can remain unexcited by the impact.
 Publication:

American Journal of Physics
 Pub Date:
 July 1998
 DOI:
 10.1119/1.18911
 Bibcode:
 1998AmJPh..66..593V
 Keywords:

 01.50.i;
 33.45.+x;
 76.80.+y;
 Educational aids;
 Mossbauer spectra;
 Mossbauer effect;
 other gammaray spectroscopy