Is there a fifth international radiocarbon intercomparison (VIRI)?

Scott, E.M., Bryant, C., Cook, G.T. and Naysmith, P. (2003) Is there a fifth international radiocarbon intercomparison (VIRI)? Radiocarbon, 45(3), pp. 493-495.

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Abstract

The issue of comparability of measurements (and thus bias, accuracy, and precision of measurement) from diverse laboratories is one which has been the focus of some attention both within the radiocarbon community and the wider user communities. As a result, the C-14 community has undertaken a widescale, far-reaching, and evolving program of inter- comparisons, to the benefit of laboratories and users alike. The benefit to the users is, however, indirect, since the C-14 intercomparisons have not been used to generate "league tables" of performance, but rather to allow individual laboratories to check procedures and modify them as required. The historical progression of C-14 laboratory intercomparisons from the Third (TIRI, completed in 1995, Gulliksen and Scott 1995) and Fourth (FIRI, completed in 2000, Scott 2003; Boaretto et al. 2000; Bryant et al. 2002) suggests that a Fifth (VIRI) should also be expected. We describe the plans for VIRI.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cook, Professor Gordon and Naysmith, Mr Philip and Bryant, Dr Charlotte
Authors: Scott, E.M., Bryant, C., Cook, G.T., and Naysmith, P.
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Journal Name:Radiocarbon
Publisher:University of Arizona
ISSN:0033-8222
Copyright Holders:© 2003 by the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona
First Published:First published in Radiocarbon 45(3):493-495
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Publisher.

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