A new Certified Reference Material for radionuclides in Irish sea sediment (IAEA-385)

M. K. Pham, J. A. Sanchez-Cabeza, P. P. Povinec, K. Andor, D. Arnold, M. Benmansour, I. Bikit, F. P. Carvalho, K. Dimitrova, Z. H. Edrev, C. Engeler, F. J. Fouche, J. Garcia-Orellana, C. Gascó, J. Gastaud, A. Gudelis, G. Hancock, E. Holm, F. Legarda, T. K. IkäheimonenC. Ilchmann, A. V. Jenkinson, G. Kanisch, G. Kis-Benedek, R. Kleinschmidt, V. Koukouliou, B. Kuhar, J. LaRosa, S. H. Lee, G. LePetit, I. Levy-Palomo, L. Liong Wee Kwong, M. Llauradó, F. J. Maringer, M. Meyer, B. Michalik, H. Michel, H. Nies, S. Nour, J. S. Oh, B. Oregioni, J. Palomares, G. Pantelic, J. Pfitzner, R. Pilvio, L. Puskeiler, H. Satake, J. Schikowski, G. Vitorovic, D. Woodhead, E. Wyse

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Abstract

A new Certified Reference Material (CRM) for radionuclides in sediment (IAEA-385) is described and the results of the certification process are presented. Eleven radionuclides (40K, 137Cs, 226Ra, 228Ra, 230Th, 232Th, 234U, 238U, 238Pu, 239+240Pu and 241Am) have been certified and information mass activities with 95% confidence intervals are given for seven other radionuclides (90Sr, 210Pb(210Po), 235U, 239Pu, 240Pu and 241Pu). Results for less frequently reported radionuclides (60Co, 99Tc, 134Cs, 155Eu, 224Ra and 239Np) and information on some activity and mass ratios are also reported. The CRM can be used for quality assurance/quality control of the analysis of radionuclides in sediment samples, for the development and validation of analytical methods and for training purposes. © 2008 IAEA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1711-1717
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume66
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

Keywords

  • Anthropogenic radionuclides
  • Certified reference material
  • Irish sea
  • Mass activity
  • Natural radionuclides
  • Sediment

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