eMIL: advanced emission Mössbauer spectrometer for measurements in versatile conditions
The current work presents a contemporary design of an advanced emission Mössbauer Spectrometer: eMIL equipped with a parallel-plate avalanche detector, which has been devised and built for the Mössbauer collaboration at ISOLDE/CERN. The setup is based on emission geometry, combined with on-line/off-line isotope implantation and provides numerous advantages over conversion electron, common emission (where isotope is deposited chemically on a sample) or transmission Mössbauer spectroscopy. eMIL is designed to measure hyperfine interactions in solids under various exposures. The implemented design overcomes limitations and improves performance and handling. In the current revision, the chamber is supplied with an UV extension — allowing to perform studies of photo-catalytic materials under external light exposure. A specifically designed motorized lid-samples-holder is fully automatized, and makes it possible to study up to 4 samples loaded in a magazine within a temperature range from RT up to 1100 K and to perform angular dependent measurements in high vacuum. This work additionally briefly describes data acquisition with additional electronic blocks, vacuum and data-acquisition system construction.