The EWGRD Round Robin Measurement Exercise

D. A. Thornton, J. Wagemans, A. C. Fernandes, J. M. Girard, D. P. Kis, V. Klupák, R. Mutnuru, H. Philibert, G. Rousseau, J. P. Santos, T. Serén, E. M. Zsolnay

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a round robin exercise carried out to compare specific activity measurements performed by eight European organisations on a set of ten neutron activation detectors containing the radio-nuclides 110mAg, 60Co, 54Mn, 46Sc and 94Nb. The purpose of the exercise was to demonstrate the level of consistency between the participating organisations in blind tests of measurements relevant to reactor metrology. The samples used were selected from a stock of pre-existing irradiated material held at SCK•CEN. Taking turns over a period of approximately 9 months, the participating organisations received the samples, measured them and provided their results to an independent referee who collated and compared the data. The inter-comparison has demonstrated good agreement between the participants with standard deviations for each dosimeter varying between 1.6% and 3.1%. The paper provides results of the EWGRD Round Robin in an anonymised form together with discussion and conclusions which may be drawn from the exercise.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISRD 2014 - International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry
PublisherEDP Sciences
Volume106
ISBN (Electronic)9782759819294
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event15th International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry, ISRD 2014 - Aix en Provence, France
Duration: 18 May 201423 May 2014

Conference

Conference15th International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry, ISRD 2014
CountryFrance
CityAix en Provence
Period18/05/1423/05/14

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    Thornton, D. A., Wagemans, J., Fernandes, A. C., Girard, J. M., Kis, D. P., Klupák, V., Mutnuru, R., Philibert, H., Rousseau, G., Santos, J. P., Serén, T., & Zsolnay, E. M. (2016). The EWGRD Round Robin Measurement Exercise. In ISRD 2014 - International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry (Vol. 106). [06005] EDP Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201610606005