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A new reference material for radionuclides in the mussel sample from the Mediterranean Sea (IAEA-437)
Pham, M.K.; Betti, M.; Povinec, P.P.; Benmansour, M.; Bojanowski, R.; Bouisset, P.; Calvo, E.C.; Ham, G.J.; Holm, E.; Hult, M.; Ilchmann, C.; Kloster, M.; Kanisch, G.; Köhler, M.; La Rosa, J.; Legarda, F.; Llauradó, M.; Nourredine, A.; Oh, J.-S.; Pellicciari, M.; Rieth, U.; Rodriguez y Baena, A.M.; Sanchez-Cabeza, J.A.; Satake, H.; Schikowski, J.; Takeishi, M.; Thébault, H.; Varga, Z. (2010). A new reference material for radionuclides in the mussel sample from the Mediterranean Sea (IAEA-437). J. radioanal. nucl. chem. (Print) 283(3): 851-859. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s10967-009-0426-7
In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. Springer: Budapest. ISSN 0236-5731, more
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Keywords
    Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819 [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Reference material Mussel Mediterranean Sea Natural radionuclides Anthropogenic radionuclides Massic activity

Authors  Top 
  • Pham, M.K.
  • Betti, M.
  • Povinec, P.P.
  • Benmansour, M.
  • Bojanowski, R.
  • Bouisset, P.
  • Calvo, E.C.
  • Ham, G.J.
  • Holm, E.
  • Hult, M., more
  • Ilchmann, C.
  • Kloster, M.
  • Kanisch, G.
  • Köhler, M.
  • La Rosa, J.
  • Legarda, F.
  • Llauradó, M.
  • Nourredine, A.
  • Oh, J.-S.
  • Pellicciari, M.
  • Rieth, U.
  • Rodriguez y Baena, A.M.
  • Sanchez-Cabeza, J.A.
  • Satake, H.
  • Schikowski, J.
  • Takeishi, M.
  • Thébault, H.
  • Varga, Z.

Abstract
    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 (40K, 234U, 238U, and 239+240Pu) have been certified, and information values on massic activities with 95% confidence intervals are given for nine radionuclides (137Cs, 210Pb(210Po), 226Ra, 228Ra, 228Th, 230Th, 232Th, 235U, and 241Am). Results for less frequently reported radionuclides (90Sr, 129I, 238Pu, 239Pu, and 240Pu) 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.

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