Deepak Kumar Shukla*, Nazia Shahid, Vikas Kumar Alaria
Rajasthan Pharmacy College, Bhankrota, Jaipur (Raj.)
Over the past several years spectroscopy has become the preeminent technique for determining the structure of organic compounds. The study of recoilless nuclear resonant absorption or fluorescence is more commonly known as Mossbauer spectroscopy. From its first origins in 1957, it has grown rapidly to become one of the most important research methods in solid-state physics and chemistry. Mossbauer spectroscopy uses the nuclear properties to get information regarding the environment surrounding the nucleus. This technique is now valid application in diverse fields, such as solid state physics, metallurgy, chemistry and biochemistry. For example, it is possible to use this method for estimating the iron or tin content in ores, alloys and wasters in a non-destructive manner to concentration down to 0.03 percent in a short time of the order of 10 minutes. The technique can also detect the relative percentage of different charged states of the same atom, for example fe2+ and Fe3+ present in the material. This is somewhat difficult to get from any other technique.