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Title: Results of an international comparison of activity measurements of 68Ge
Authors: Cessna, JT
Fitzgerald, R
Zimmerman, BE
Laureano-Pérez, L
Bergeron, DE
van Wyngaardt, WM
Smith, ML
Jackson, TW
Howe, B
da Silva, CJ
Iwahara, A
da Cruz, PAL
Zhang, M
Liu, H
Liang, JC
Fréchou, C
Bobin, C
Cassette, P
Kossert, K
Nähle, O
Marganiec-Gałązka, J
Joseph, L
Ravindra, A
Kulkarni, DN
Yunoki, A
Sato, Y
Lee, KB
Lee, JM
Agusbudiman, A
Dziel, T
Listkowska, A
Tymiński, Z
Sahagia, M
Antohe, A
Ioan, MR
Luca, A
Krivosek, M
Ometakova, J
Javornik, A
Zalesakova, M
García-Toraño Martinez, E
Roteta, M
Mejuto, M
Nedjadi, Y
Juget, F
Yuan, MC
Yeh, CY
Yeltepe, E
Dirican, A
Keightley, JD
Pearce, AK
Keywords: Germanium 68
Gallium 68
Liquid scintillators
Scintillation counting
Laboratories
Radiotherapy
Radioactivity
Issue Date: Apr-2018
Publisher: Elsevier B. V.
Citation: Cessna, J. T., Fitzgerald, R., Zimmerman, B. E., Laureano-Pérez, L., Bergeron, D. E., van Wyngaardt, F., Smith, M., Jackson, T., Howe, B., da Silva, C. J., Iwahara, A., da Cruz, P. A. L., Zhang, M., Liu, H., Liang, J., Fréchou, C., Bobin, C., Cassette, P., Kossert, K., Nähle, O., Marganiec-Gałązka, J., Joseph, L., Ravindra, A., Kulkarni, D. N., Yunoki, A., Sato, Y., Lee, K. B., Lee, J. M., Agung, Dziel, T., Listkowska, A., Tymiński, Z., Sahagia, M., Antohe, A., Ioan, M.-R., Luca, A., Krivosek, M., Ometakova, J., Javornik, A., Zalesakova, M., García-Toraño Martinez, E., Roteta, M., Mejuto, M., Nedjadi, Y., Juget, F., Yuan, M.-C., Yeh, C. Y., Yeltepe, E., Dirican, A., Keightley, J., & Pearce, A. (2018). Results of an international comparison of activity measurements of 68Ge. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 134, 385-390. doi:10.1016/j.apradiso.2017.10.052
Abstract: An international key comparison, identifier CCRI(II)-K2.Ge-68, has been performed. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) served as the pilot laboratory, distributing aliquots of a 68Ge/68Ga solution. Results for the activity concentration, CA, of 68Ge at a reference date of 12h00 UTC 14 November 2014 were submitted by 17 laboratories, encompassing many variants of coincidence methods and liquid-scintillation counting methods. The first use of 4π(Cherenkov)β-γ coincidence and anticoincidence methods in an international comparison is reported. One participant reported results by secondary methods only. Two results, both utilizing pure liquid-scintillation methods, were identified as outliers. Evaluation using the Power-Moderated Mean method results in a proposed Comparison Reference Value (CRV) of 621.7(11) kBq g−1, based on 14 results. The degrees of equivalence and their associated uncertainties are evaluated for each participant. Several participants submitted 3.6 mL ampoules to the BIPM to link the comparison to the International Reference System (SIR) which may lead to the evaluation of a Key Comparison Reference Value and associated degrees of equivalence. An international key comparison, identifier CCRI(II)-K2.Ge-68, has been performed. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) served as the pilot laboratory, distributing aliquots of a 68Ge/68Ga solution. Results for the activity concentration, CA, of 68Ge at a reference date of 12h00 UTC 14 November 2014 were submitted by 17 laboratories, encompassing many variants of coincidence methods and liquid-scintillation counting methods. The first use of 4π(Cherenkov)β-γ coincidence and anticoincidence methods in an international comparison is reported. One participant reported results by secondary methods only. Two results, both utilizing pure liquid-scintillation methods, were identified as outliers. Evaluation using the Power-Moderated Mean method results in a proposed Comparison Reference Value (CRV) of 621.7(11) kBq g−1, based on 14 results. The degrees of equivalence and their associated uncertainties are evaluated for each participant. Several participants submitted 3.6 mL ampoules to the BIPM to link the comparison to the International Reference System (SIR) which may lead to the evaluation of a Key Comparison Reference Value and associated degrees of equivalence. An international key comparison, identifier CCRI(II)-K2.Ge-68, has been performed. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) served as the pilot laboratory, distributing aliquots of a 68Ge/68Ga solution. Results for the activity concentration, CA, of 68Ge at a reference date of 12h00 UTC 14 November 2014 were submitted by 17 laboratories, encompassing many variants of coincidence methods and liquid-scintillation counting methods. The first use of 4π(Cherenkov)β-γ coincidence and anticoincidence methods in an international comparison is reported. One participant reported results by secondary methods only. Two results, both utilizing pure liquid-scintillation methods, were identified as outliers. Evaluation using the Power-Moderated Mean method results in a proposed Comparison Reference Value (CRV) of 621.7(11) kBq g−1, based on 14 results. The degrees of equivalence and their associated uncertainties are evaluated for each participant. Several participants submitted 3.6 mL ampoules to the BIPM to link the comparison to the International Reference System (SIR) which may lead to the evaluation of a Key Comparison Reference Value and associated degrees of equivalence. © 2021 Elsevier Ltd.
Description: One of the authors is cited as Agung which is incorrect. The citation has not been changed. The author is Agung Agusbudiman and his ResearchGate profile is here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Agung-Agusbudiman/publications.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2017.10.052
https://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/12313
ISSN: 0969-8043
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