The Miniaturized Mössbauer Spectrometer MIMOS II for Extraterrestrial and Outdoor Terrestrial Applications: A Status Report

  title={The Miniaturized M{\"o}ssbauer Spectrometer MIMOS II for Extraterrestrial and Outdoor Terrestrial Applications: A Status Report},
  author={G{\"o}star Klingelh{\"o}fer and Birgitta Bernhardt and J. Foh and U. Bonnes and Daniel S. Rodionov and Paulo A. Jr. de Souza and Christian Schr{\"o}der and Ralf Gellert and S. Kane and Philipp G{\"u}tlich and E. Kankeleit},
  journal={Hyperfine Interactions},
In May and July 2003 both the European space agency ESA and the American space agency NASA will launch space missions to Mars. The ESA lander Beagle 2 and the two NASAMars-Exploration-Rovers (MER) will explore the Martian surface with a set of sophisticated instruments. Part of the payload will be our miniaturized Mossbauer spectrometer MIMOS II. It operates in backscattering geometry and meets the requirements for space application of low mass (⩽500 g), small volume (coke can size), and low… 

In-situ Mössbauer spectroscopy with MIMOS II

The miniaturized Mössbauer spectrometer MIMOS II was developed for the exploration of planetary surfaces. Two MIMOS II instruments were successfully deployed on the martian surface as payload

Automated Mössbauer spectroscopy in the field and monitoring of fougerite

A special experimental setup for in-field applications was developed at Mainz. It incorporates hardware for automated positioning of the Mössbauer sensor head, a Plexiglas tube, and a modified

APXS and MIMOS IIA: Planetary and terrestrial applications

Both Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) and the Miniaturized Moessbauer Spectrometer (MIMOS II) have shown their performances in space missions and terrestrial applications. Taking advantage of

A Concept Mission: Microbots for Large‐Scale Planetary Surface and Subsurface Exploration

This paper presents a new mission concept for planetary exploration, based on the deployment of a large number of small spherical mobile robots (“microbots”) over vast areas of a planet’s surface and

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for planetary research: Analysis of salts and frozen salt solutions under Martian conditions

The research presented in this thesis addresses laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and its potential for in-situ investigations of geological samples for planetary science. The focus of this

Depth selective Mossbauer spectroscopy: Analysis and simulation of 6.4 keV and 14.4 keV spectra obtained from rocks at Gusev Crater, Mars, and layered laboratory samples

[1] The miniaturized Mossbauer spectrometer (MIMOS) II Mossbauer spectrometers on the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) simultaneously obtained 6.4 keV and 14.4 keV Mossbauer spectra from rock and soil

Implementation of a platform for the remote access to a transmission Mössbauer spectrometer

  • Á. Torres
  • Computer Science
    Hyperfine Interactions
  • 2019
A platform for the remote access to the Mössbauer spectrometer of the Instrumentation and Spectroscopy Laboratory of Universidad EAFIT of Medellín, Colombia was developed looking for a proper use of the radioactive source of 57Co(Rh) during recess periods of the staff of the laboratory, reduction of exposure of the users to the ionizing radiation coming from radioactive source.

Early design stage of the MsAa-4 Mössbauer spectrometer

Entirely new Mossbauer spectrometer MsAa-4 is currently under design and construction. New features as compared to the basic features of the previous generation MsAa-3 spectrometer could be



Rock paintings from Minas Gerais, Brasil, investigated by in-situ Mössbauer spectroscopy

The archaeological site of Santana do Riacho is located at about 90 km northeastern of Belo Horizonte, in the “Serra do Cipo” region. The recent development of a miniaturised Mossbauer spectrometer

Precise Indication of Air Pollution Sources

The present paper is a report of an application of Mössbauer spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry, thermogravimetric analysis and PIXE in the characterization of the particulate matter in atmospheric

Automation in Mössbauer spectroscopy data analysis

The present article reviews the main progress in automation of Mossbauer spectroscopy data analysis by using genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic, and artificial neural networks. Several tests were

Introduction to nuclear resonant scattering with synchrotron radiation

The concepts leading to the application of synchrotron radiation to elastic and inelastic nuclear resonant scattering are discussed. The resulting new experimental techniques are compared to