History and main areas of research [1][2]

The Mössbauer Laboratory at the Department of Chemistry of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) was set up in the mid-1980s by the late Professor Milton Francisco de Jesus Filho (1947–1996) (see ref [3]). It is one of the five Mössbauer laboratories in the state of Minas Gerais (four in the city of Belo Horizonte; one of them in an industry). The main research interests have been focused on the identification, characterization and use of iron- and tin-bearing compounds, more specifically of geological origin, synthetically prepared or industrially produced materials. Broadly stating, current projects include the following areas: archeology; catalysis; ferrofluids/biomedical applications; metallurgy and corrosion; mineralogy; mining and environment; soil biology and synthetic materials. Further information about the laboratory can be found at www.qui.ufmg.br/~Moss.

[1]Mössbauer Effect Reference and Data Journal, 27(7):183-184, September 2004.
[2] Mössbauer Effect Reference and Data Journal, 31(8):230, October 2008.
[3] Mössbauer Effect Reference and Data Journal, 19(3):60, March 1996.