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Abstract

Comparability of measurement results in space and time are highly desirable to observe whether differences are real, whether concordance of results is real and whether trends over time of the quantity measured, are significant. The metrological way to achieve this, is to make results "traceable" to a common "stated reference" should be (the value of) the relevant SI unit wherever and whenever possible. The latest traceability concepts for results of measurements of radioactivity and the amount of substance are presented and critically compared for their similarity. Transparent and simple pictures of traceability chains are given, respecting the VIM definition.

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Authors: DE BIVRE P, European Commission - JRC, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);REHER D F G, European Commission - JRC, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 53 (2000) pp. 13-21
Availability: Applied Radiation and Isotopes (Journal)
Record Number: 200012260 / Last updated on: 2000-08-10
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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