Mossbauer spectroscopy is able to probe hyperfine interactions by looking at the short-range order of resonant atoms. Materials containing an appropriate isotope as one of their constituent atoms, such as iron or tin, are readily investigated. But even materials that do not contain Mossbauer-active atoms can be investigated if the probe atoms are incorporated in minor quantities (ca. 0.1 at.- per cent) to act as molecular-level indicators.

Giggle Fit: Nutty Jokes 2002, Sterling, New York, NY

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