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New paper providing data for improved radiotherapy dose evaluation
A multi-year project involving multiple institutions and coordinated by the IAEA has culminated in a paper co-authored by David Burns (BIPM) providing definitive values for the critical correction factors in the determination of the radiotherapy dose to cancer patients.
New instrument for comparing primary standards of pure β-emitting radionuclides
Scientists from the BIPM have worked closely with colleagues from national metrology institutes in Germany, France, Poland, China and the UK to develop a new instrument that will enable metrology institutes to compare primary standards of pure beta-emitting radionuclides, reducing the need for complex and time-consuming multi-centre comparison exercises.