International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572

Full Length Research Paper

Mössbauer experiments in a rotating system on the time dilation effect

Alexander L. Kholmetskii1,2*, Tolga Yarman2, Oleg V. Missevitch3 and Boris I. Rogozev4
1Department of Physics, Belarus State University, Minsk, Belarus. 2Okan University, Istanbul, Turkey and Savronik, Eskisehir, Turkey. 3Institute for Nuclear Problems, Minsk, Belarus. 4V.G. Khlopin Radium Institute, S.-Petersburg, Russia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 20 December 2010
  •  Published: 04 January 2011


In this contribution, we analyze both the old Mössbauer experiments in a rotating system and our new experiment on this subject, which unambiguously indicate the presence of an additional component in the relative energy shift DE/E between emission and absorption lines, as compared with the classic relativistic expression written to the accuracy c-2 (that is DE/E=-u2/2c2, where u is the tangential velocity of absorber, and c the light velocity in vacuum). The additional dilation of time for the rotating absorber constitutes more than 20% from the relativistic value, and it many times exceeds the measuring uncertainty. We discuss a possible origin of this effect and the ways of its further experimental verification.


Key words: Relativistic dilation of time, rotating systems, Mossbauer effect.