Experimental determination of soil sampling uncertainty in the context of environmental radiological monitoring

Damien Braekers, Michel Bruggeman, Alfred Vidic, Avoko Ramahaleotsitohaina, Liesel Sneyers, Leen Verheyen, Irma Didovic

Research outputpeer-review


Uncertainty associated with nuclear counting analyses are attributed to two main components of uncertainty; one is related to sampling, the other to sample preparation and the subsequent nuclear counting. The ISO/IEC 17025 standard of 2017 require accredited laboratories carrying out their own sampling to estimate the uncertainty associated with sampling in the field. This study presents the results of a sampling campaign and analysis by gamma spectrometry to determine the sampling uncertainty related to the measurement of radionuclides in soil.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110727
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
StatePublished - May 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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