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Volume 1 (1974), Issue 4, Pages 259-263

The Problem of Texture in Mössbauer Spectroscopy

Werkstoffphysik und Werkstofftechnologie, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

Received 22 October 1973

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In Mössbauer spectroscopy it is desirable to work with single crystals or with polycrystalline material of random orientation. The actual, most occuring, case of preferred orientation (texture) and its influence on the relative line intensities of hyperfine split Mössbauer spectra is analysed. Texture information which can be obtained from such an analysis is demonstrated with variously prepared barium ferrite (Ba Fe12 O19) samples.