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Ampoules for Radioactivity Standard Reference Materials

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Author(s)

Ronald Colle

Abstract

Standard-sized ampoules for radioactive solution standards have been employed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for nearly the past 70 years. This note briefly summarizes the origins and history of the five different batches of the ampoules that have been used, including details on the procurement and testing of the recent batch of replacement ampoules in 2018.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8254
Report Number
8254

Keywords

Gamma-ray spectrometry, Glass ampoules, Ionization chamber, SRM™, Standards, Radioactivity
Created August 6, 2019