Reference Materials for Nuclear Mass Spectrometry/Nuclear Analysis

Session Organizers:
Stephan Richter, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Belgium
Jacqueline L. Mann, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Radiation Physics Division, USA

Nuclear reference materials (RMs) serve as the critical quality control materials for establishing traceability and enabling comparability in nuclear measurements produced by different laboratories, thus insuring confidence in data quality, and when necessary, providing legal defensibility for measurement results. This session will discuss RM availability and needs for nuclear mass spectrometry and nuclear analysis, dominant components of uncertainty for the characterization measurements, traceability issues, and method development and metrology for nuclear forensics, nuclear safety, security and safeguards (accountancy and control) measurements.

INVITED PAPERS

New Uranium Isotopic Synthetic Calibration Mixes and Recertification of NBL U-Series CRMs
Rebecca Thomas, New Brunswick Laboratory, United States

Implementation of MC-ICP-MS for bulk analysis of environmental samples at IAEA Safeguards Analytical Laboratories
Sergei Bulyha, IAEA,  International

Recently Certified Reference Materials from New Brunswick Laboratory
Kattathu Joseph Mathew, New Brunswick Laboratory, United States