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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