Certified reference materials for radionuclides in Bikini Atoll sediment (IAEA-410) and Pacific Ocean sediment (IAEA-412)

M. K. Pham, P. van Beek, F. P. Carvalho, E. Chamizo, D. Degering, C. Engeler, C. Engeler, R. Gurriaran, O. Hanley, A. V. Harms, J. Herrmann, M. Hult, Y. Ikeuchi, C. Ilchmann, G. Kanisch, G. Kis-Benedek, M. Kloster, M. Laubenstein, M. Llaurado, J. L. MasM. Nakano, Sven Poul Nielsen, I. Osvath, P. P. Povinec, U. Rieth, J. Schikowski, P. A. Smedley, M. Suplinska, I. Sýkora, S. Tarjan, B. Varga, E. Vasileva, T. Zalewska, W. Zhou

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    Abstract

    The preparation and characterization of certified reference materials (CRMs) for radionuclide content in sediments collected offshore of Bikini Atoll (IAEA-410) and in the open northwest Pacific Ocean (IAEA-412) are described and the results of the certification process are presented. The certified radionuclides include: 40K, 210Pb (210Po), 226Ra, 228Ra, 228Th, 232Th, 234U, 238U, 239Pu, 239+240Pu and 241Am for IAEA-410 and 40K, 137Cs, 210Pb (210Po), 226Ra, 228Ra, 228Th, 232Th, 235U, 238U, 239Pu, 240Pu and 239+240Pu for IAEA-412. The CRMs can be used for quality assurance and quality control purposes in the analysis of radionuclides in sediments, for development and validation of analytical methods and for staff training.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
    Volume109
    Pages (from-to)101–104
    ISSN0969-8043
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Keywords

    • Certified reference material
    • Marine sediment
    • Quality assurance
    • Quality control
    • Radionuclides

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    Pham, M. K., van Beek, P., Carvalho, F. P., Chamizo, E., Degering, D., Engeler, C., Engeler, C., Gurriaran, R., Hanley, O., Harms, A. V., Herrmann, J., Hult, M., Ikeuchi, Y., Ilchmann, C., Kanisch, G., Kis-Benedek, G., Kloster, M., Laubenstein, M., Llaurado, M., ... Zhou, W. (2016). Certified reference materials for radionuclides in Bikini Atoll sediment (IAEA-410) and Pacific Ocean sediment (IAEA-412). Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 109, 101–104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2015.11.041