Building a Peaceful Life in the Future Society using Nuclear Analytical Techniques                                                                                                                              


Em. Cincu, Ioana Manea, Manu Valentin


ëHoria Hulubeií National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering {IFIN-HH}, Lab ëACTIVA-Ní

POB MG-6, code 077125, Str. Atomiştilor  No 407,  Bucharest, Romania <>



   During the last approx.10 years the IAEA developed special Programs and trained a lot of specialists to increase their knowledge and expertise so that to be able to develop Nuclear Analytical Techniques (NATs) in their countries, and encouraged them to get high performance by implementation of the QA/QC requirements into their current activity and by getting accreditation according to the international Standards. The scientific researchers from countries from over the whole world, trained within the frame of the IAEA programs and projects want to help the development of the economy and life level in their own countries  by peaceful applications of NATs in a peaceful and co-operative human society.

   The fields of applications of Nuclear Analytical Techniques cover a large variety of topics1: material evaluation -of interest for industry, agriculture, medicine, forensics, cosmochemistry, archaeometry, and radioactivity analysis ñof interest for security, control of health and of the environment,  meaning... that a peaceful society needs every of them.        

   In order to give support to the NATs development on a large scale, the topic ìApplications of NATsî should be added to the EC Programs. The employers of NATs need various types of Certified Reference Materials (CRMs), this meaning that authorized institutions should develop such works so that any type of CRM of interest for medecine, industry or other fields could be provided for study; for instance, CRMs simulating biomaterials used in dental and/or   

bone reconstruction are necessary to select the most compatible ones with the human body. 

   Use of NATs will improve quality of products and analytical services if the Quality System according to the Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2000 will be implemented in every laboratory. But first, some financial help in modernising equipments in developing countries is needed.  In continuation, a large cooperation between analytical laboratories is necessary, including InterLaboratoryComparison /Proficiency Test {ILC/PT}exercises, to asssure the quality of products and services and its control everywhere, thus allowing good oportunities for trade.

   In the paper, the results of the ëACTIVA-Ní Laboratory in recent international ILC/PT exercises will be presented, pointing out the connection between the technical performance   

and quality of materials of interest for industry and health.


1 ìAnalytical Applications of Nuclear Techniquesî, IAEA, 3 December 2004, Responsible Officer:   

    Mr. Matthias Rossbach, NAPC