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1. Impact of recent change in NIST standard for 18F on the relative response of 68Ge-based mock syringe dose calibrator standards
Published: 7/16/2015
Authors: Brian Edward Zimmerman, Denis E Bergeron, Jeffrey T Cessna
Abstract: As a result of a recent change in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) activity standard for 18F, we have determined new relative response ratios for a 68Ge solid epoxy mock syringe source used in activity calibrators as a long-l ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918048

2. Two determinations of the 223Ra half-life
Published: 5/1/2015
Authors: Denis E Bergeron, Ryan P Fitzgerald
Abstract: Ra-223 is an alpha-emitter that is being used as a bone-seeking radiotherapeutic agent. The relatively large uncertainty on its half-life (0.26 %, Bé et al., 2011) is an impediment to precision activity assays. We have performed two series of measure ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917521

3. Determination of photon emission probabilities for the main gamma-rays of 223Ra in equilibrium with its progeny
Published: 3/11/2015
Authors: Leticia S Pibida, Brian Edward Zimmerman, Ryan P Fitzgerald, Lynne Emily King, Jeffrey T Cessna, Denis E Bergeron
Abstract: The currently published 223Ra gamma-ray emission probabilities display a wide variation in the values depending on the source of the data. The National Institute of Standards and Technology performed activity measurements on a 223Ra solution that was ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916239

4. Secondary standards for 223Ra revised
Published: 3/5/2015
Authors: Denis E Bergeron, Jeffrey T Cessna, Brian Edward Zimmerman
Abstract: Dose calibrator dial settings reported by NIST in 2010 (ARI v. 68, p. 1367) are now known to give erroneously low (by 10 %) activity readings. The original determinations were based on a chain of calibrations; a broken link in this chain was recentl ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917094

5. Identification of phase boundaries in surfactant solutions via Compton spectrum quenching,Identification of phase boundaries in surfactant solutions via Compton spectrum quenching
Published: 9/18/2014
Author: Denis E Bergeron
Abstract: The critical micelle concentration and the phase boundary between isolated surfactant molecules and aggregates are probed via fluorescence spectroscopy and a Compton spectrum quenching technique for aqueous and toluenic solutions of Triton X-100 (TX- ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915776

6. A review of NIST primary activity standards for 18F: 1982 to 2013
Series: Journal of Research (NIST JRES)
Published: 8/27/2014
Authors: Denis E Bergeron, Jeffrey T Cessna, Bert M Coursey, Ryan P Fitzgerald, Brian Edward Zimmerman
Abstract: The new NIST activity standardization for 18F differs from results obtained between 1998 and 2008 by 4 %. The new results are considered to be very reliable; they are based on a battery of robust primary measurement techniques and bring the NIST sta ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915421

7. Dose calibrator manufacturer-dependent bias in assays of 123I
Published: 3/26/2014
Authors: Denis E Bergeron, Jeffrey T Cessna, Daniel Benjamin Golas, Rheannan K Young, Brian Edward Zimmerman
Abstract: Calibration factors for commercial ionization chambers (i.e. dose calibrators) were determined for a solution of 123I; the activity was based on the 1976 NBS standard. A link between the NIST standard and the International Reference System (SIR) was ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915010

8. A New NIST Primary Standardization of 18F
Published: 2/1/2014
Authors: Ryan P Fitzgerald, Brian Edward Zimmerman, Denis E Bergeron, Jeffrey T Cessna, Leticia S Pibida, Denise S Moreira
Abstract: A new primary standardization of 18F by NIST is reported. The standard is based on live-timed beta- gamma anticoincidence counting with confirmatory measurements by three other methods: (i) liquid scintillation (LS) counting using CIEMAT/NIST 3H e ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914677

9. Micelle size effect on Fe-55 Liquid Scintillation Efficiency
Published: 12/1/2013
Authors: Denis E Bergeron, Lizbeth Laureano-Perez
Abstract: We used efficiency tracing techniques to study the micelle size effect on liquid scintillation counting of the low-energy Auger electron emitter, 55Fe. We determined micelle hydrodynamic diameters for specific LS cocktails via dynamic light scatteri ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913782

10. Calibration of traceable solid mock I-131 phantoms used in an international SPECT image quantification comparison
Series: Journal of Research (NIST JRES)
Report Number: 118.017
Published: 8/15/2013
Authors: Brian Edward Zimmerman, Leticia S Pibida, Lynne Emily King, Denis E Bergeron, Jeffrey T Cessna, Matthew Merril Mille
Abstract: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has organized an international comparison to assess Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) image quantification capabilities in 12 countries. Iodine-131 was chosen as the radionuclide for ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913572



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