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  • 1 Laboratory of Nuclear Chemistry Budapest Hungary
  • | 2 Hungarian Academy of Sciences Department of Surface Modifications and Nanostructures, Chemical Research Center Budapest Hungary
  • | 3 Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute of Isotopes Budapest Hungary
  • | 4 Eötvös Loránd University Institute of Chemistry Budapest Hungary
  • | 5 Hungarian Academy of Sciences Research Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science Budapest Hungary
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Abstract  

Thin films prepared by vacuum evaporation of 57Fe and subsequent low energy ion implantation were investigated by conversion electron Mössbauer spectroscopy and AFM measurements. A sextet with Mössbauer parameters of δ = 0.1 mm/s and B = 26 T appearing in the CEM spectra was identified as amorphous iron. Passivation and phosphonation of the thin films revealed the high affinity of amorphous iron in chemical reactions.