Theses, Reports, and Patents

Below is a listing of theses, reports, and patent applications on the Mössbauer Effect published recently. It is our hope that by providing authors with more coverage, we might further introduce them to the Mössbauer community.


“Paramagnetism in ion-implanted oxides.” Dissertation for Ph.D. Degree by Torben Esmann Mølholt, Science Institute, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland, 198pp. Written in English. Publication Year: 2012. Doctoral Committee: Senior Sci. Haraldur Páll Gunnlaugsson.

"First principles theoretical modeling of the isomer shift of Mossbauer spectra" Dissertation written by Reshmi Kurian, (2011), 157 pp.

"Engineering N-salicylidene aniline derivatives: from solid-state molecular switches to multifunctional organic-inorganic architectures". François Robert, Doctoral thesis, Université Catholique de Louvain, Faculty of Sciences, Doctoral school in sciences, Belgium (Oct. 2010), 303 pp. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yann Garcia. Dissertation written in English.

“Engineering and functionality of new molecular materials based on 1,2,4-triazole building blocks: from molecular sensors to metal-organic/amino-acid frameworks”. Marinela Maria Dîrtu, Doctoral thesis, Université Catholique de Louvain, Faculty of Sciences, Doctoral school in sciences, Belgium (Sept. 2012), 528 pp. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yann Garcia. Dissertation written in English.

"Quantum mechanical simulation and x-ray scattering applied to pressure-induced invar anomaly in magneticiron alloy" Dissertation written by Michael L. Winterrose (2010), has been released to the public by the Caltech Library.

Mössbauer Review Article written by Enver Murad (2010): "Mössbauer spectroscopy of clays, soils and their mineral constituents" Clay Minerals 45 (2010) 413-430.

Mössbauer Technical Report written by Junhu Wang (2007): "155Gd, 166Er and 237Np Mössbauer Spectroscopic Studies on the Structure and Chemical Bonding in Lanthanide and Actinide Compounds"

"Nanopatterning and synchrotron radiation driven Mössbauer spectroscopy of rare earth doped wide bandgap semiconducting materials." Dissertation written by Aras Konjhodzic (2007), 117 pp.

“Electrodes négatives pour batteries rechargeables Lithium ion: dispersion d’espèces électroactives dans une matrice [Anodes for rechargeable Lithium ion batteries: dispersion of electroactive species in a matrix].” Doctoral Thesis by Abdelmaula Aboulaich, Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France, 14 December, 2007, 206 pp.

"La caractérisation des solides par spectrométrie Mössbauer [Solids characterization by Mössbauer spectroscopy]." Dissertation defense by Laurent Aldon, Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France, 24 September 2007.

"Evaluation of nanoparticles iron-molybdate catalyst using physical properties measurements." Dissertation written by Hussain Al-Ghanem (2006), 124 pp.

"Mössbauer, electron paramagnetic resonance and density functional theory studies of iron(IV) and iron(V) complexes involving tetraamido macrocyclic ligands." Dissertation written by Tiago de Oliveira, Filipe Alexandre Ferreira, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Available UMI, Order No. DA3255368 (2006), 136 pp. From: Diss. Abstr. Int., B 68(3), 1624 (2007). Dissertation written in English.

"Mössbauer hyperfine parameters in oxygen-coordinated octahedral ferrous iron from electronic structure calculations." Dissertation written by R. James Evans, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Available from UMI, Order No. DANR25869 (2006), 212 pp. From: Diss. Abstr. Int., B 2007 (68(4), 2410. Dissertation written in English.

“Heterogeneous ferrous iron reactions in subsurface environments: A 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy investigation.” Dissertation by Philip Larese-Casanova, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA. Available from UMI, Order No. DA3248027 (2006), 243 pp. From: Diss. Abstr. Int., B 2007, 68(1), 539. Dissertation written in English.

"Mössbauer and quantum chemical studies of iron(I) and iron(II) diketiminate complexes, and of a short-lived aqueous iron(IV)=oxygen intermediate." Dissertation by Sebastian A. Stoian, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 169 pp. Written in English. Publication Year: 2006. Available UMI, Order No. DA3211832. From Diss. Abstr. Int.. B 67(4), 2002 (2006).

“Anodes intermetallliques pour accumulateurs lithium-ion syntheses, caracterisations et mecanismes.” Costana Mihaela Ionica, Thèse pour obtenir le grade de Docteur de l’Université Montellier II; Discipline: Chimie des Matériaux; Formation doctorale: Chimie Moléculaire et Elaboration du Solide; École doctorale: Sciences Chimiques et Physiques. Université Montpellier II, Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Montpellier, France (23.11.2005), 239 pp. Directeur de Thèse: Mme J. Olivier Fourcade.

"Mößbauerspektroskopische Untersuchungen an goldrubinglas." Siegfried Haslbeck, Vollständiger Abdruck der von der Fakultät für Physik der Technischen Universität München zur Erlangung des akademischen Grades eines Doktors der Naturwissenschaften genehmigten Dissertation, München, Germany (7.3.2005), 116 pp. Vorsitzender: Univ.-Prof. Dr. M. Kleber; Prüfer der Dissertation: Univ.-Prof. Dr. F. E. Wagner, i.R., and Univ.-Prof. Dr. F. G. Parak.

“L’Étain Espèce Active des Nouveaux Matériaux d’Électrodes Negatives pour Batteries Lithium-Ion: Spectrométrie Mössbauer et Mécanismes.” Florent Robert, Thèse pour obtenir le grade de Docteur de l’Université Montellier II; Discipline: Chimie des Matériaux; Formation doctorale: Matériaux; École doctorale: Sciences chimiques et physiques. Université Montpellier II, Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Montpellier, France (29.6.2005), 219 pp. Directeur de Thèse: J.-C. Jumas.

“Method for producing a Mössbauer source of cobalt-57 in a metal matrix.” M. Yu. Silin, Russian Patent No. RU 2254629 C1, Application No. RU 2004-103542 (20 June 2005).

"Magnetic metal powder and method of producing the powder." Patent Application filed by Kazuyuki Tohji, U.S. Patent Appl. Publ. 20050051241 A1 20050310 (2005), 11 pp.

“Mössbauer spectroscopy of meteroritic and synthetic iron-nickel alloys.” Dissertation by Yassir Ahmed Mohamed Abdu. [Chemical Abstracts 2005:1065067, 143:329443.] Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden, 39 pp. Written in English. Publication Year: 2004

"Extraterrestrial and terrestrial outdoor applications of Mössbauer spectroscopy." Dissertation zur Erlangung des Grades des Doktors der Naturwissenschaften by Paulo Antônio de Souza Júnior, Fachbereich Physik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany (2004), 162 pp. Referent: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Philipp Gütlich, Koreferent: Prof. Dr. Hermann Adrian.

“Negative Electrode for Lithium Batteries.” International Patent Application filed by Jean-Claude Jumas, Josette Olivier-Fourcade, Pierre-Emmanuel Lippens, Laurent Aldon, Aurélie Picard, and Pierre Kubiak, Publication Number WO 2004/100292 A1, International Publication Date 18 November 2004, 16 pp.

"Mössbauer diffractometry: Principles, practice, and an application to a study of chemical order in 57Fe3Al." Dissertation for Ph.D. Degree by Jiao Lin, Materials Science Option, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA (2004), 174 pp. Advisory Committee Chair: Prof. Brent Fultz. Dissertation available for download in PDF format from <http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-05192004-092347>.

“Wavelength of the 14.4 keV Mössbauer radiation in 57Fe: A novel length standard for atomic scales – New measurements and first applications.” Dissertation by Martin Lucht. [Chemical Abstracts 2005:1127071, 143:375503.] Written in English. Available from <http://www.meind.de/search.py?52819>. Publication Year: 2004.

“Mössbauer spectroscopic research into unordered oxidic solids.” Dissertation by Marcus Menzel. [Chemical Abstracts 2005:1096976, 143:395498.] Written in German. Available from <http://www.meind.de/search.py?27360>. Publication Year: 2004.

"Identificação e caracterização de óxidos de ferro com estrutura do espinélio de pedossistemas desenvolvidos de tufito, da região do Alto Paranaíba, MG." Dissertation by Fernando Dias da Silva, Departamento de Química, Instituto de Ciências Exatas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2003), 74 pp. (In Portuguese.) Academic Supervisor: José Domingos Fabris.

"Ferritas dopadas com níquel ou cobalto: Síntese, caracterização e ação catalítica na oxidação do monóxido de carbono [Nickel or cobalt-doped ferrites: Synthesis, characterization and catalytic action on the oxidation of carbon dioxide]." Thesis for Doutor em Ciências - Química by Maria de Fátima Fontes Lelis, Departamento de Química, Instituto de Ciências Exatas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2003), 240 pp. (In Portuguese, Abstract in English.) Academic Supervisor: José Domingos Fabris.

"Titanium oxides:  Negative electrode materials for new generation Li-ion batteries." Thèse de Doctorat  by Pierre Kubiak, Spécialité Chimie  Organique, Minérale et Industrielle, LAMMI UMR 5072, Sciences  et Techniques du Languedoc, Université Montpellier II,  Montpellier, France (2003), 187 pp. (In French.) Directeur  de thèse: J. Olivier-Fourcade.

"Ion-beam induced  changes of magnetic and structural properties in thin Fe films." Dissertation zur Erlangung  des Doktorgrades by Georg Alexander Müller, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultäten, Georg-August-Universität zu Göttingen,  Göttingen, Germany (2003), 122 pp. (In German.) Referent:  Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Klaus Peter Lieb.

"Synthesis and Mössbauer spectroscopic study of oxide and nanocomposite materials involved in the catalytic formation of carbon nanotubes." Dissertation by Pierre Coquay, Rijksuniversiteit te Gent, Ghent, Belgium (2002), 220 pp. Available from degree-granting institution. From Diss. Abstr. Int., C 2002, 63(4), 853.

"Spin-glass-like magnetic properties of mechanically alloyed materials." Dissertation by Jose Angel de Toro Sanchez, Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain (2002), 200 pp. Available UMI, Order No. DA3037204. From Diss. Abstr. Int., B 2002, 62(12), 5774.

"Method for measuring particle size of alpha-ferric hydroxide using Mössbauer analysis." Patent Application filed by Byeong Won Kim, Dae Yeong Kim, Hun Ha Lee, Jae Yeong Lee, Jin Gun Son, Repub. Korean Kongkae Taeho Kongbo KR 2002049595 A 20020626 (2002).

“Mössbauer Spectroscopic Studies on Gadolinium, Erbium and Neptunium Compounds.” Dissertation for Ph.D. Degree by Junhu Wang, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Toho University, Funabashi, Japan, 185 pp. Written in Japanese. Publication Year: 2002. Advisory Committee Chair: Prof. Masuo Takeda.

"Resolving the magnetic and structure anomalies in face-centred cubic iron-nickel alloys: a solution to the invar and anti-invar problems." Dissertation by Ken Lagarec, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (2001), 355 pp. Available UMI, Order No. DANQ66162. From Diss. Abstr. Int., B 2002, 63(1), 316.

"Mössbauer spectroscopic study of the effects of crystallinity and aluminium substitution on the magnetic transitions in hematite." Dissertation by Erwin Van San, Rijksuniversiteit te Gent, Ghent, Belgium (2001), 148 pp. Available from degree-granting institution. From Diss. Abstr. Int., C 2003, 64(1), 183.

"Chemical environment selectivity in Mössbauer diffraction." Dissertation by Tab Allen Stephens, Materials Science Option, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA (1996), Advisory Committee Chair: Prof. Brent Fultz. Dissertation available for download in PDF format from <http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-06172005-081511>


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