Characterization of the NIST seaweed Standard Reference Material

Outola, N., Filliben, J., Inn, K.J.W., La Rosa, J., McMahon, C.A., Peck, G.A., Twining, J., Tims, S.G., Fifield, L.K., Smedley, P., Anton, M.P., Gascon, C., Povinec, P., Pham, P.K., Raaum, A., Wei, H-J., Krijger, G.C., Bouisset, P., Litherland, A.E., Kieser, W.E., Betti, M., Aldave de las Heras, L., Hong, G.H., Holm, E., Skipperud, L., Harms, A.V., Arinc, A., Youngman, M., Arnold, D., Wershofen, H., Sill, D.S., Bohrer, S., Dahlgaard, H., Croudace, I.W., Warwick, P.E., Ikaheimonen, T.K., Klemola, S., Vakulovsky, S.M. and Sanchez-Cabeza, J.A. (2006) Characterization of the NIST seaweed Standard Reference Material. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 64, (10-11), 1242-1247. (doi:10.1016/j.apradiso.2006.02.029).


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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.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.apradiso.2006.02.029
Additional Information: Issue 11 contains: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Radionuclide Metrology and its Applications
ISSNs: 0969-8043 (print)
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Keywords: reference material, seaweed; intercomparison
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Ocean & Earth Science (SOC/SOES)
ePrint ID: 42730
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Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:15

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