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The IAEA provides reference materials (RMs) to laboratories world-wide to assist them in the quality assurance of the results they obtain by nuclear analytical techniques. More than 90 different reference materials are distributed by the Agency. Each of these is characterised for analytes belonging to one of the following groups: Radionuclides, Trace Elements and Methyl Mercury, Organic Compounds, Stable Isotopes. The IAEA is the world's largest supplier of matrix reference materials characterised for radionuclides. Some of the IAEA reference materials characterized for isotope ratios are at the highest metrological level as international measurement standards.

Reference Materials Catalogue

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Mission Statement

To assist IAEA Member State laboratories to enhance the reliability and comparability of measurement results obtained by nuclear analytical techniques through the provision of reference materials and validated analytical procedures, training in the use of nuclear analytical techniques, and organization of worldwide and regional interlaboratory comparisons and proficiency tests.