Certified Reference Material IAEA-446 for radionuclides in Baltic Sea seaweed

M. K. Pham, M. Benmansour, F. P. Carvalho, E. Chamizo, D. Degering, C. Engeler, C. Gasco, J. P. Gwynn, A. V. Harms, E. Hrnecek, F. L. Ibanez, C. Ilchmann, T. Ikaheimonen, G. Kanisch, M. Kloster, M. Llaurado, A. Mauring, B. Moller, T. Morimoto, S. P. NielsenH. Nies, L. D. R. Norrlid, H. B. L. Pettersson, P. P. Povinec, U. Rieth, Christer Samuelsson, J. Schikowski, B. V. Silobritiene, P. A. Smedley, M. Suplinska, V. -P. Vartti, E. Vasileva, J. Wong, T. Zalewska, W. Zhou

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A Certified Reference Material (CRM) for radionuclides in seaweed (Fucus vesiculosus) from the Baltic Sea (IAEA-446) is described and the results of the certification process are presented. The K-40, Cs-132, U-234 and Pu239+240 radionuclides were certified for this material, and information values for 12 other radionuclides (Sr-90, Tc-99, Pb-210 (Po-210), Ra-226, Ra-228, Th-228, Th-230, Th-232, U-235, U-238, Pu-239 and Pu-240) are presented. The CRM can be used for Quality Assurance/Quality Control of analysis of radionuclides in seaweed and other biota samples, as well as for development and validation of analytical methods, and for training purposes. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-474
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging

Free keywords

  • Certified Reference Material
  • Sea weed (Fucus vesiculosus)
  • Radionuclides
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control


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