Characterization of the NIST seaweed Standard Reference Material

I. Outola, J. Filliben, K. G.W. Inn, J. La Rosa, C. A. McMahon, G. A. Peck, J. Twining, S. G. Tims, L. K. Fifield, P. Smedley, M. P. Antón, C. Gascó, P. Povinec, M. K. Pham, A. Raaum, H. J. Wei, G. C. Krijger, P. Bouisset, A. E. Litherland, W. E. KieserM. Betti, L. Aldave de las Heras, G. H. Hong, E. Holm, L. Skipperud, A. V. Harms, A. Arinc, M. Youngman, D. Arnold, H. Wershofen, D. S. Sill, S. Bohrer, H. Dahlgaard, I. W. Croudace, P. E. Warwick, T. K. Ikäheimonen, S. Klemola, S. M. Vakulovsky, J. A. Sanchez-Cabeza

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Abstract

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Standard Reference Material (SRM) for seaweed was developed through an interlaboratory comparison with 24 participants from 16 countries. After evaluating different techniques to calculate certified values for the radionuclides, the median method was found to be the most representative technique. The certified values were provided for 13 radionuclides and information values were given for 15 more radionuclides. Results for the natural decay series showed disequilibrium in both the uranium and thorium series. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1242-1247
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume64
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

Keywords

  • Intercomparison
  • Reference material
  • Seaweed

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