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dc.contributor.authorTRUYENS JANen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDÜRR MARTINen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMACSIK ZSUZSANNAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMIDDENDORP RONALDen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNEUMEIER STEFANen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRICHTER STEPHANen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSTADELMANN GUILLAUMEen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVENCHIARUTTI CELIAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAREGBE YETUNDEen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-13T01:05:45Z-
dc.date.available2020-03-10en_GB
dc.date.available2020-03-13T01:05:45Z-
dc.date.created2020-03-05en_GB
dc.date.issued2020en_GB
dc.date.submitted2019-07-31en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-76-09878-2 (online)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1831-9424 (online)en_GB
dc.identifier.otherEUR 29840 ENen_GB
dc.identifier.otherOP KJ-NA-29840-EN-N (online)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttps://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC117635-
dc.description.abstractThis report describes the certification of the IRMM-2329P, a uranium micro particle reference material. This certification project was a joint cooperation between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA-SGAS, Austria), the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC-Geel, unit G.2). The material was produced in compliance with ISO/IEC 17034:2016 and certified in accordance with ISO Guide 35:2006. Between-unit homogeneity was quantified and stability during dispatch and storage were assessed in accordance with ISO Guide 35:2006 [2]. Uncertainties of the certified values were estimated in compliance with the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM). In order to achieve "fit for purpose" isotope ratios for particle analysis, the base material IRMM-2329 was prepared by volumetric mixing of two uranium nitrate solutions, which were prepared by hydrolysis and nitration of uranium hexafluoride (UF6). These two UF6 materials were selected out of the UF6 library available at the JRC in Geel. Certification of the isotopic composition was done by Thermal Ionisation Mass Spectrometry (TIMS) using the Modified Total Evaporation (MTE) method. Production of the uranium particles was done at the FZJ using the vibrating orifice aerosol generator (VOAG). Verification measurements of the base solution and ‘process control measurements’ on the uranium particles were performed at the IAEA-SGAS via Multi Collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS). Besides the isotopic composition, also the uranium content and mass per particle is certified by ID Thermal Ionisation Mass Spectrometry (TIMS) and confirmed by MC ICPMS Moreover, the certified values were established using new published values for the atomic masses and applying a 2-digit rounding rule. The materials are intended for the calibration of instruments, methods, quality control purposes, and the assessment of method performance for isotope mass spectrometry on uranium particles. As with any certified reference material, they can also be used for validation studies.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.G.2-Standards for Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguardsen_GB
dc.format.mediumOnlineen_GB
dc.languageENGen_GB
dc.publisherPublications Office of the European Unionen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJRC117635en_GB
dc.titleCERTIFICATION REPORT: Preparation and Certification of the Uranium Oxide Microparticles IRMM-2329Pen_GB
dc.typeEUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reportsen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.2760/584367 (online)en_GB
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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