A new reference material for radionuclides in the mussel sample from the Mediterranean Sea (IAEA-437)

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A new Reference Material (RM) for radionuclides in mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) from the Mediterranean Sea (IAEA-437) is described and the results of the certification process are presented. Four radionuclides (K-40, U-234, U-238, and Pu239+240) have been certified, and information values on massic activities with 95% confidence intervals are given for nine radionuclides (Cs-137, Pb-210(Po-210), Ra-226, Ra-228, Th-228, Th-230, Th-232, U-235, and Am-241). Results for less frequently reported radionuclides (Sr-90, I-129, Pu-238, Pu-239, and Pu-240) are also reported. The RM can be used for quality assurance/quality control of the analysis of radionuclides in mussel samples, for the development and validation of analytical methods and for training purposes. The material is available in 200 g units.


  • M. K. Pham
  • M. Betti
  • P. P. Povinec
  • M. Benmansour
  • R. Bojanowski
  • P. Bouisset
  • E. C. Calvo
  • G. J. Ham
  • Elis Holm
  • M. Hult
  • C. Ilchmann
  • M. Kloster
  • G. Kanisch
  • M. Koehler
  • J. La Rosa
  • F. Legarda
  • M. Llaurado
  • A. Nourredine
  • J. -S. Oh
  • M. Pellicciari
  • And 8 others
  • U. Rieth
  • A. M. Rodriguez y Baena
  • J. A. Sanchez-Cabeza
  • H. Satake
  • J. Schikowski
  • M. Takeishi
  • H. Thebault
  • Z. Varga
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging


  • Massic activity, Anthropogenic radionuclides, Natural radionuclides, Reference material, Mussel Mediterranean Sea
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-859
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch