Co in cast steel matrix: A European interlaboratory comparison for the characterisation of new activity standards for calibration of gamma-ray spectrometers in metallurgy

Faidra Tzika, Oleksiy Burda, Mikael Hult, Dirk Arnold, Belén Caro Marroyo, Pavel Dryák, Aldo Fazio, Laurent Ferreux, Eduardo García-Toraño, Andrej Javornik, Seppo Klemola, Aurelian Luca, Hannah Moser, Marijan Nečemer, Virginia Peyrés, Mario Reis, Lidia Silva, Jaroslav Šolc, Anton Svec, Zbigniew TyminskiBranko Vodenik, Uwe Wätjen

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Two series of activity standards of60Co in cast steel matrix, developed for the calibration of gamma-ray spectrometry systems in the metallurgical sector, were characterised using a European interlaboratory comparison among twelve National Metrology Institutes and one international organisation. The first standard, consisting of 14 disc shaped samples, was cast from steel contaminated during production ("originally"), and the second, consisting of 15 similar discs, from artificially-contaminated ("spiked") steel. The reference activity concentrations of60Co in the cast steel standards were (1.077±0.019) Bq g-1on 1 January 2013 12h00 UT and (1.483±0.022) Bq g-1on 1 June 2013 12h00 UT, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167 - 172
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes


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  • Radiation

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