Network of Hungarian Mössbauer Laboratories

Symposium of the Network of Hungarian Mössbauer Laboratories (SNHML 2019)
Thursday, 3 October 2019, 14:00 to 18:35 CEST

NHML is an open-access research infrastructure offering services for all scientists worldwide.

The symposium will take place in the lecture room, Building 1 of the Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, the host institute of NHML. The talks will be live streamed and video recorded. The mp4 video records can be accesses at the links after the titles.

Scientific Programme

14:00 – 14:10 Opening
Péter Lévai,
Director General, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary
Video record

14:10 - 14:40 Victor Kuncser
National Institute of Materials Physics, Magurele, Romania
On the capabilities of Mössbauer spectroscopy to reveal various magneto-functionalities in layered nanosized systems.
Video record

14:40 - 15:10 Dániel Merkel
Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary
Tailoring magnetism in FeRh thin film.
Video record

15:10 – 15:40 Marcel Miglierini
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava and Slovak Spectroscopic Society, member of the Association of Slovak Scientific and Technological Societies, Bratislava, Slovakia
Nuclear Resonances in the Study of Metallic Glasses.
Video record

15:40 – 16:00 coffee break

16:00 – 16:30 Hartmut Spiering
Institut für Anorganische Chemie und Analytische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Mystery of Texture.
Video record

16:30 – 17:00 Károly Lázár
Centre for Energy Research, Budapest, Hungary
Electric explosion of iron alloy ribbons in water and in glycol.
Video record

17:00 – 17:30 Shiro Kubuki
Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Mössbauer Study of Iron-silicate Glass-ceramics Prepared from Domestic Waste Slag Exhibiting Visible-light Activated Photocatalytic Effect.
Video record

17:30 – 18:00 Zoltán Németh
Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary
Comprehensive Mössbauer- and X-ray Spectroscopic Studies on Reengineered Molecular Switches.
Video record

18:00 – 18:30 Maria Gracheva
Faculty of Physics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, and Laboratory of Nuclear Chemistry, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
Biotransformations of iron minerals by extremophilic microorganisms.
Video record

18:30 – 18:35 Concluding Remarks
Judit Balogh,
Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary
Video record

19:00 Social Program: dinner at a nearby restaurant
Group photo

Network of Hungarian Mössbauer Laboratories

Mössbauer spectroscopy is widely used to study the chemical and magnetic structure as well as the dynamics of solids and, therefore, is used in solid state physics, chemistry, materials science, life sciences, archeology, earth sciences, space research, but also in some areas of technical development and technology. The method, or its less conventional variants, such as emission, conversion electron, in-beam, and synchrotron Mössbauer spectroscopy, in many cases allow studies that cannot be replaced by any other method. Mössbauer spectroscopy is a high-precision, high-reliability, but complex method in terms of both theory and methodology, so the special knowledge of professionals and the knowledge base they create have a special role in its application.

In Hungary, Mössbauer spectroscopy has an exceptional tradition, tool and knowledge base. The method became established and developed in the 1960s primarily in the research institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Csillebérc (KFKI campus) and at the Institute of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science of Eötvös Loránd University. Successors of these research sites still form the Hungarian basis of the method.

The Network of Hungarian Mössbauer Laboratories (NHML) is presently a consortium of the Wigner Research Centre for Physics (host of the network), the Centre for Energy Research and the Eötvös Loránd University with the aim of pooling their resources, develop a research infrastructure on equal terms for all researchers. NHML provides the opportunity to perform Mössbauer spectroscopic measurements, to evaluate the data and provides methodological support and expert advice. NHML is an open-access research infrastructure providing experiments and services for researchers, developers, students etc. from Hungary, the region, Europe and worldwide. We especially encourage accessing NHML with samples sent by post (mail-in samples). Whenever appropriate, the NHML staff will provide remote access the ongoing experiment by the user. For further details visit the "Access" tag.

NHML is a strategic partner of the International Board on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (IBAME) and the Mössbauer Effect Data Center, the international data centre for Mössbauer spectroscopy.

Presently, NHML offers open access to following equipments and services:

At Wigner NANOMAG:

At RMI Mössbauer:

At the RMI Isotope laboratory:

At the Thin Film Technology (MBE) Laboratory:

At the EK-NAL-in situ Mossba laboratory:

At the IBMS in-beam Mössbauer Spectrometer:

At ELTE NukLab:

In order to increase the utilization of the Network's high-value equipment and to make better use of the available resources by the RIs that make up the Network, the members of the Network shall provide each other free access to their measuring infrastructure. Other costs incurred (radiation source, refrigerants, carriers and target materials, etc.) must also be reimbursed by the members of the Network as internal users.

The entire equipment suite of the Network and the related knowledge base can be used by external users on equal and public terms. The network website provides up-to-date information on the available equipments and measurement options; external users may indicate their need for measurements on a single-entry basis by applying for access on the Network's web page, but are requested to discuss the technical feasibility of the measurement with the contact person of the respective member RI in advance.

External users may use the tools of the Network in the framework of scientific collaborations or as a paid service. In the case of scientific cooperation projects, the cooperation and sharing costs will be governed by the cooperation agreement or by the rules of the financing project. Paid services are based on individual agreements concluded with the respective member operating the relevant KI. The external user is also to reimburse the general overhead costs of the equipment or laboratory used in addition to the other costs to be reimbursed by the Network members as internal users. These costs, taking into account the nature and duration of the use, have been determined for each RI by the Finance Department of each Network members according to the general calculation guidance published on the Network's web pages. The overhead fee to be charged applies to all external users in the same way and to the same extent.

The timing of the measurements is subject to an individual agreement between the contact person of the member operating the RI and the principal investigator wishing to use the equipment.

Network of Hungarian Mössbauer Laboratories
Cooperation agreement
Preambulum

Mössbauer spectroscopy is widely used to study the chemical and magnetic structure as well as the dynamics of solids and is therefore used in solid state physics, chemistry, materials science, life sciences, archeology, earth sciences, space research, but also in some areas of technical development and technology. In many cases, the method, or its less common variants, such as emission, conversion electron, in-beam, and synchrotron Mössbauer spectroscopy, allow studies that cannot be replaced by any other method. Mössbauer spectroscopy is a high-precision, high-reliability, but theoretically complex method, so the special knowledge of professionals and the knowledge base they create have a special role in its application.
In Hungary, Mössbauer spectroscopy has an exceptional tradition, tool and knowledge base. The method became established and developed primarily in the research institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Csillebérc (KFKI campus) and at the Institute of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science of Eötvös Loránd University. These research sites still form the Hungarian basis of the method.
The

Wigner Research Center for Physics (Wigner RCP)
1121 Budapest, Konkoly Thege Miklós út 29–33.
Represented by the Director General of the Wigner RCP.

Center for Energy Research (CER)
1121 Budapest, Konkoly Thege Miklós út 29–33.
Represented by: Director General of CER.

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)
1053 Budapest, Egyetem tér 1–3.
Representative: Rector of Eötvös Loránd University

as the organizations of the Hungarian Mössbauer Laboratories and as the signatories to the present Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the "Parties")
• Recognizing that the operation of Hungarian Mössbauer spectroscopy at a high level and the preservation and development of its associated instrumentation and knowledge base are in the common and important interest of research, development and education,
• agreeing that the effective use of the intellectual and infrastructural capacities of the Mössbauer spectroscopy laboratories requires the maintenance of the Mössbauer laboratories in all three research sites, but also that these laboratories operate in a coordinated manner, based on coherent research strategies and jointly agreed development plans,
• with the aim of organizing the Hungarian Mössbauer laboratories into a network that is available to users as a unified, open access research infrastructure and that is also able to connect to international networks as a node,
• Convinced that a culture of Mössbauer spectroscopy can only be achieved through intensive and coherent participation in higher education,
With this cooperation agreement (hereinafter: the “Agreement”), the Network of Hungarian Mössbauer Laboratories, which has been operating for decades (hereinafter: the “Network”), has been formally established.

Members of the Network:

Institute for Solid State Phyics and Optics, Non-equilibrium alloys laboratory
Short name: Wigner NANOMAG
Host institute: HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics
Contact: Judit Balogh
Participation level in the Network: 100 %

Mössbauer laboratory at Wigner RCP RMI
Short name: RMI Mössbauer
Host institute: HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics
Contact: Zoltán Németh
Participation level in the Network: 100 %

Chemical technology and isotope laboratory
Short name: RMI Isotope laboratory
Host institute: HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics
Contact: György Vankó
Participation level in the Network: 80 %

Thin Film Technology (MBE) Laboratory
Short name: MBE
Host institute: HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics
Contact: Dániel Merkel
Participation level in the Network: 30 %

Institute of Isotopes, Mössbauer Laboratory
Short name: EK-NAL-in situ Mossba
Host institute: HAS Atomic Energy Research Institute
Contact: Károly Lázár
Participation level in the Network: 100 %

Institute of Isotopes, in-beam Mössbauer spectrometry
Short name: IBMS in-beam Mössbauer Spectrometer
Host institute: HAS Atomic Energy Research Institute
Contact: Károly Lázár
Participation level in the Network: 40 %

ELTE Laboratory of Nuclear Chemistry
Short name: ELTE NukLab
Host institute: Eötvös Loránd University
Contact: Zoltán Homonnay
Participation level in the Network:100 %

Request for accessing Mössbauer spectrometers of the Network

If you are interested in using any of the facilities employed by the Network of Hungarian Mössbauer Laboratories, please fill out the form and send by e-mail to the address request_nhml (at) wigner.hu. You are encouraged to select more facilities for your convenience. We will contact you soon to discuss the details.

Application Form (in Windows Word)