Vials of Certified Testing Material

The NBL Program Office is responsible for overseeing the production, certification and sales of special nuclear certified reference materials. It collaborates with U.S. Department of Energy programs, national laboratories, and international partners to meet the Nation's needs for reference materials used for calibration of measurement systems, quality assurance, and research and development.

The NBL Program also conducts interlaboratory proficiency testing programs (Safeguards Measurement Evaluation Program) to provide independent validation of facility nuclear material measurement quality/capabilities and to examine ‘real-world’ method performance.  Materials, produced as certified reference materials by the NBL Program Office, are distributed to participants as "unknowns."  Labs submit results, and the NBL Program Office generates an evaluation report indicating degree of agreement with the certified values. Participation is open year-round. Interested facilities should contact NBLSales@nnsa.doe.gov for a list of materials, prices and with any questions. The NBL Program Office will issue annual reminders of the availability of materials, and a price list will be added to this page in the future.  Questions may also be addressed to Peter Mason, NBL Program Office Director, at peter.mason@nnsa.doe.gov.

 

Certified Reference Materials

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 situation in the US, shipment of NBL materials is limited and delayed. If you have an urgent need, please contact us via email.

The NBL Program Office provides Certified Reference Materials for use in nuclear and nuclear-related analytical measurement activities. Availability is consistent with existing U.S. regulations and international agreements regarding possession of such materials. For a listing of materials, prices, ordering information and Certificates of Analysis, please use the sections below. 

The NBL PO also maintains a variety of other materials not listed on our pricelist.  For more information and special request inquiries, please contact NBL at NBLSales@nnsa.doe.gov or Program Director Peter Mason at peter.mason@nnsa.doe.gov.

Ordering Reference Materials

Download and fill out the order form. Refer to the price list for material ID and description. NBL will not begin processing an order until the complete order form is received. Completed forms may be emailed to NBLSales@nnsa.doe.gov.

Receipt of an order does not imply acceptance of any provisions set forth in the order that are contrary to the policies, practices, or regulations of NBL or the United States Government.

Pricing

Price list for the NBL Program Office.

Prices for our products are in U.S. dollars and are published on the price list. Prices are subject to change without notice and orders will be invoiced for the prices in effect at the time of shipment or within the terms of our price quote, if supplied. Packaging fees are applied to all orders, and will be added to the invoice. Please refer to ordering information for details on ordering and to download our order form. Contact NBLSales@nnsa.doe.gov with questions regarding pricing or for special requests for materials or material form/sizes not listed here

Dangerous Goods (hazardous materials)

Many materials we ship are classified as Dangerous Goods by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the International Civil Aviation Organization, or the International Air Transport Association. These organizations have published regulations and procedures for packaging and shipping dangerous (hazardous) goods to safely transport these materials. Such regulations and procedures are very specific and do not allow exceptions. NBL reserves the right to select the proper packaging and shipping mode to ensure shipments comply with these regulations and procedures.

Returns

Except for shipments made in error, NBL certified research materials are not returnable. Requests to return the materials must be made within 30 days of receipt and in writing to NBL. Immediately contact NBLSales@nnsa.doe.gov if there are any issues with a shipment.

Contracts and signed statements

Our Terms and Conditions can be found under Ordering Information and on our order form. As an agency of the United States Government, Department of Energy, NBL attests solely to the provisions provided in these Terms and Conditions. Receipt of orders by NBL does not imply acceptance of any provisions set forth in the order that are contrary to the policy, practice, or regulations of the Department of Energy or the U.S. Government. In general, NBL will not sign any affidavits, acknowledgement forms, or other documents for procurement of goods and services.

Shipping and fees

NBL includes the cost of shipping containers and a packaging fee for each container in an order. Materials will be shipped in compliance with U.S. and international shipping and transportation regulations. For international orders the purchaser will be provided with a quote for transportation, and invoiced in the full amount of the actual transport costs. Domestic orders typically ship via FedEx. Customers are responsible for any customs dues, import fees or fees associated with export licenses.

Payment and invoicing

Payment instructions for the NBL Program Office.

NBL is a Federal agency and must follow the payment process directed by the U.S. Department of Treasury. NBL may require pre-payment by new customers or for certain international shipments. NBL will submit invoices to the email or physical address entered on our order form.

Payments, payable to the U.S. Department of Energy, may be made by credit card, debit card, electronic check, check, international money order, ACH, or wire payments. Include the invoice number on payment.. Any charges for wire payment or exchange differential will be absorbed by the Purchaser. Billing information questions should be addressed to NBLSales@nnsa.doe.gov

Certificates of Analysis

Some Certificates of Analysis are temporarily unavailable. Contact us at NBLSales@nnsa.doe.gov and we will send them.

CRM ID

Description (nominal values)

Uranium/Thorium Ores

C001A (50g)

Phosphate Rock Ore (0.015% U)

C004 (100g)

Carnotite Ore (0.18% U3O8)

C005 (100g)

Carnotite Ore (0.11% U3O8)

C042A (1-4)

Pitchblende-Dunite Mixture (0.5, 1, 2, 4% g U/g)

C101A (50g)

Pitchblende Ore-Silica Mixture (1% U)

C102A (50g)

Pitchblende Ore-Silica Mixture (0.1% U)

C103A (50g)

Pitchblende Ore-Silica Mixture (0.05% U)

C104A (50g)

Pitchblende Ore-Silica Mixture (0.01% U)

C105A (50g)

Pitchblende Ore-Silica Mixture (0.001% U)

C106A (50g)

Monazite Sand-Silica Mixture (1% Th)

C107A (50g)

Monazite Sand-Silica Mixture (0.1% Th)

C108A (50g)

Monazite Sand-Silica Mixture (0.05% Th)

C109A (50g)

Monazite Sand-Silica Mixture (0.01% Th)

C110A (50g)

Monazite Sand-Silica Mixture (0.001% Th)

Uranium Spikes, Metals, Oxides and Others

C111 (10g)

U-233 Spike, Solution (99.92% U-233) 5 mg U

C111A (10g)

U-233 Spike, Solution (99.49% U-233) 5 mg U

C112A (4g)

Uranium (Metal) Assay and Isotopic Standard, 0.7% U-235, 4g

C112A (26g)

Uranium (Metal) Assay and Isotopic Standard, 0.7% U-235, 26g

C113B

Uranium Hexafluoride (4.5% U-235)

C115 (75g)

Uranium (Metal) Assay and Isotopic Standard, 0.2% U-235, 75g*

C115 (1g)

Uranium (Metal) Assay and Isotopic Standard, 0.2% U-235, 1g

C116A (1g)

Uranium (Metal) Assay and Isotopic Standard, 93% U-235, 1g

C123 (1-7)

Uranium (Normal) Oxide U3O8 18 Element Impurity

C125A (5g)

Uranium (UO2) Assay Isotopic and Radiochronometric Standard, 4.0% U-235

C129A (25g)

Uranium (U3O8) Assay and Isotopic Standard, 0.7% U-235, 25g

C129A (1g)

Uranium (U3O8) Assay and Isotopic Standard, 0.7% U-235, 1g

C145 (20g)

Uranium (Normal) Assay Solution (10 mg U/g)

C146

Uranium Gamma Spectrometry Set (20%, 53%, 93%)

U-series Isotopic Standards

U0002 (1g)

Uranium (U3O8) Isotopic Standard, 0.02% U-235

U005A (10mg)

Uranium (U3O8) Isotopic Standard, 0.5% U-235

U010 (5mg)

Uranium (U3O8) Isotopic Standard, 1.0% U-235

U015 (10mg)

Uranium (U3O8) Isotopic Standard, 1.5% U-235

U020A (10mg)

Uranium (U3O8) Isotopic Standard, 2.0% U-235

U030A (10mg)

Uranium (U3O8) Isotopic Standard, 3.0% U-235

U045 (5mg)

Uranyl Nitrate Isotopic Solution Standard, 4.5% U-235

U100 (10mg)

Uranium (U3O8) Isotopic Standard, 10% U-235

U150 (10mg)

Uranium (U3O8) Isotopic Standard, 15% U-235

U200 (10mg)

Uranium (U3O8) Isotopic Standard, 20% U-235

U350 (10mg)

Uranium (U3O8) Isotopic Standard, 35% U-235

U500 (10mg)

Uranium (U3O8) Isotopic Standard, 50% U-235

U630 (10mg)

Uranium (U3O8) Isotopic Standard, 63% U-235

U750 (10mg)

Uranium (U3O8) Isotopic Standard, 75% U-235

U800 (10mg)

Uranium (U3O8) Isotopic Standard, 80% U-235

U850 (10mg)

Uranium (U3O8) Isotopic Standard, 85% U-235

U900 (10mg)

Uranium (U3O8) Isotopic Standard, 90% U-235

U930D (5mg)

Uranium Isotopic Solution, 93% U-235

U970 (10mg)

Uranium (U3O8) Isotopic Standard, 97% U-235

Plutonium CRMs

C128 (1mg)

Plutonium 239:242 1:1 Isotopic, Dry Nitrate

C130 (1mg)

Plutonium-242 Spike, Dry Nitrate (99.95% Pu-242)

C131 (1mg)

Plutonium-244 Spike, Dry Nitrate (97.9% Pu-244)

C122 (0.9g)

Plutonium Oxide PuO2 (87.79% Pu; 87% Pu-239)

C126A (1g)

Plutonium Metal Standard (0.99960 g Pu/g; 94% Pu-239)

C136 (250mg)

Plutonium Isotopic Standard, 12% Pu-240, sulfate

C137 (250mg)

Plutonium Isotopic Standard, 18% Pu-240, sulfate

C138 (250mg)

Plutonium Isotopic Standard, 8% Pu-240, sulfate

C136 (10mg)

Plutonium Isotopic Standard, 12% Pu-240, sulfate

C137 (10mg)

Plutonium Isotopic Standard, 18% Pu-240, sulfate

C138 (10mg)

Plutonium Isotopic Standard, 8% Pu-240, sulfate

Reports and Publications

The NBL Program Office publishes reports regarding the production and certification of its reference materials, Safeguards Measurement Evaluation reports, and various historical reports and documents related to measurement and method development activities. Any questions regarding these publications should be directed to NBLSales@nnsa.doe.gov.

Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Certificates of Analysis Temporarily Unavailable. Contact us at NBLSales@nnsa.doe.gov and we will send them.

SDS

CRM ID

Description (nominal values)

SDS-Carnotite Ore

C004

Carnotite Ore (0.18% U3O8)

C005

Carnotite Ore (0.11% U3O8)

SDS-Monozite Sand

C106A

Monazite Sand-Silica Mixture (1% Th)

C107A

Monazite Sand-Silica Mixture (0.1% Th)

C108A

Monazite Sand-Silica Mixture (0.05% Th)

C109A

Monazite Sand-Silica Mixture (0.01% Th)

C110A

Monazite Sand-Silica Mixture (0.001% Th)

SDS-Phosphate Rock

C001A

Phosphate Rock Ore (0.015% U)

SDS-Pitchblend Dunite

C042A

Pitchblende-Dunite Mixture (0.5, 1, 2 and 4% g U/g)

SDS-Pitchblende Silica

C101A

Pitchblende Ore-Silica Mixture (1% U)

C102A

Pitchblende Ore-Silica Mixture (0.1% U)

C103A

Pitchblende Ore-Silica Mixture (0.05% U)

C104A

Pitchblende Ore-Silica Mixture (0.01% U)

C105A

Pitchblende Ore-Silica Mixture (0.001% U)

SDS-Plutonium Metal

C126A

Plutonium Metal Standard (0.99960 g Pu/g; 94% Pu-239)

SDS-Plutonium Nitrate

C128

Plutonium 239:242 Isotopic, Nitrate Solution (0.99937 Pu-239/Pu-242)

C130

Plutonium-242 Spike, Nitrate Solution (99.95% Pu-242)

C131

Plutonium-244 Spike, Nitrate Solution (97.9% Pu-244)

SDS-Plutonium Oxide

 

Plutonium Oxide PuO2 (87.79% Pu; 87% Pu-239)

SDS-Plutonium Sulfate

C136

Plutonium Isotopic, 12% Pu-240

C137

Plutonium Isotopic, 18% Pu-240

C138

Plutonium Isotopic, 8% Pu-240

SDS-Thorium Oxide Impurity Standard

C066

Thorium Oxide ThO2 22 Element Impurity

SDS-Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6)

C113B

Uranium Hexafluoride (4.5% U-235)

SDS-Uranium Metal

C112A

Uranium (Normal) Metal (0.99975 g U/g)

C115

Uranium (Depleted) Metal (0.99977 g U/g)

C116AUranium (Enriched) Metal, 93% 

SDS-Uranium Oxide (U3O8)

C123

Uranium (Normal) Oxide U3O8 18 Element Impurity

C124

Uranium (Normal) Oxide U3O8 24 Element Impurity

C129A

Uranium Oxide U3O8 (0.847 gU/g; 0.721% U-235)

C146

Uranium Gamma Spectrometry Set (20%, 53%, 93%
U-235)

C149

U3O8 Standard Set For Neutron Counting (93% U-235; 0.5 - 4 kg U) (93% U-235; 0.5 - 4 kg U)

U0002

Uranium (Depleted) Isotopic-U3O8, 0.02%

U005A

Uranium (Depleted)-U3O8, 0.5%

U010

Uranium (Enriched) Isotopic-U3O8, 1%

U015

Uranium (Enriched) Isotopic-U3O8, 1.5%

U020A

Uranium (Enriched) Isotopic-U3O8, 2%

U030A

Uranium (Enriched) Isotopic-U3O8, 3%

U100

Uranium (Enriched) Isotopic-U3O8, 10%

U150

Uranium (Enriched) Isotopic-U3O8, 15%

U200

Uranium (Enriched) Isotopic-U3O8, 20%

U350

Uranium (Enriched) Isotopic-U3O8, 35%

U500

Uranium (Enriched) Isotopic-U3O8, 50%

U630

Uranium (Enriched) Isotopic-U3O8, 63%

U750

Uranium (Enriched) Isotopic-U3O8, 75%

U800

Uranium (Enriched) Isotopic-U3O8, 80%

U850

Uranium (Enriched) Isotopic-U3O8, 85%

U900

Uranium (Enriched) Isotopic-U3O8, 90%

U970

Uranium (Enriched) Isotopic-U3O8, 97%

SDS-Uranium Oxide (UO2)

C125A

Uranium (Enriched) Oxide UO2 (88% U; 4% U-235)

SDS-Uranyl Nitrate Solution

C135

Uranium-235 Spike, Nitrate Solution (99.8% U-235)

C145

Uranium (Normal) Assay, Nitrate Solution (10 mg U/g)

C145B

High-Purity Uranium Assay Solution (10 mg U/g)

U045

Uranium (Enriched) Isotopic Solution, 4.5%

U930D

Uranium (Enriched) Isotopic Solution, 93%

SDS-Uranyl Nitrate with U233

C111

Uranium-233 Spike, Nitrate Solution (99.92% U-233)

C111A

Uranium-233 Spike, Nitrate Solution (99.49% U-233)